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Bowl: C.636-1991

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Six lobed bowl. Finely potted porcelain, covered with a cream glaze and decorated with incised lines. The six foliate bowl has slightly curved sides and a square-cut, bevelled footrim and recessed, flat base. Two incised lines circle the outside above the footrim. The inside of the bowl is undecorated.


History note: Purchased Sotheby's, 2nd November 1933, for £1.5s.0d, Lot 19; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.7 cm
Height: 7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Song (style)
11th/12th Century
Circa 1000 - 1200

Components of the work

Decoration Footrim

Materials used in production

Glaze Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown, covered with glaze, decorated with incised lines and a bevelled footrim
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: worn, round label

  • Text: Bluett & Sons
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: oval white label with double, black-lined rim

  • Text: 24
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: green rectangular label

  • Text: CO
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.636-1991
Primary reference Number: 21008
Old object number: CHICER/252
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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