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Bowl: C.66-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware with applied decoration covered in a green glaze

Buff fritware, probably mould made with applied decoration, covered in a green glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with straight neck and plain rim on a narrow foot ring.
Interior: three moulded fish swim around the base in a whorl with their heads facing inwards. Green glaze runs unevenly over the surface.
Exterior: moulded imitation lotus petals on the body. The green glaze runs over the surface in places touching the foot ring.


History note: Found at Gurgan

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: 10.8 cm
Weight: 530 g
Width: 21.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
Circa 1300 - Circa 1399

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( green, runs over the surface in places touching the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( green)
Rim Diameter 21.8 cm
Base Diameter 6.3 cm
Interior Base

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulded : Buff fritware, probably mould made with applied decoration, covered in a green glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: edging line, '128'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.66-2019
Primary reference Number: 71096
Previous ID: AL.80-1948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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