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Bowl: C.104-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in polychrome under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring
Interior: rim is painted black under which a band of scallops are dotted with blue. On the body arabesques are painted in black and coloured with blue and turquoise, and alternate with vertical inscriptions. In the roundel a blue hare leaps amongst black feathery foliage with blue, turquoise and purple buds.
Exterior: black paint continues on the rim. On the body blue lines, imitating a petal design, radiate from the base. Glaze terminates on the lower body where it is pitted.

Legal notes

Accepted by HM Government under the Cultural Gifts Scheme from the Ades Family and allocated to the Fitzwilliam, 2019

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.2 cm
Weight: 403 g
Width: 19.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2019-07-01) by Ades Family


13th Century, Mid-14th Century, Mid#
Circa 1260 - Circa 1350

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( transparent, white, terminates on the lower body where it is pitted)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, purple, turquoise and black) glaze ( white, transparent)
Rim Diameter 19.3 cm
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, purple, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white rectangular paper label

  • Text: 79
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104-2019
Primary reference Number: 71085
Previous ID: AL.70-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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