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Bowl: C.9-2019

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Cooper, Emmanuel




Porcelain, thrown and decorated with pigments, glaze and gold.

Thrown porcelain, with variegated green glaze, and metallic manganese on the rim which runs down in dribbles on the outside and inside, where there is a large gold splash and seven smaller gold splashes of different sizes. The lower part of the foot is unglazed, and the area inside it is glazed green except for the centre.

Legal notes

Given by David Horbury

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2019-04-29) by Horbury, David


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
1980 CE - 1990 CE


Emmanuel Cooper OBE (1938-2012) trained with Gwyn Hanssen Piggott and Bryan Newman before setting up his own pottery, with shop front, in London. A consummate technician, he is known for his glazes which are sometimes delicate but often vibrantly coloured. With Eileen Lewenstein, Cooper founded the Ceramic Review, in 1970; his writing includes biographies of Bernard Leach and Lucie Rie.

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment glaze gold
Rim Diameter 14.1 cm
Foot Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square white paper stick-on label

  • Text: ECE/19
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 17
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-2019
Primary reference Number: 227191
Entry Form number: 1383
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 4 June 2019 Updated: Monday 18 July 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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