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Four-handled Bowl: C.101-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Four-handled Bowl


Pottery: Ewenny Pottery (Probably)




Red earthenware, coated with white slip, with incised and cut-away decoration under yellowish lead glaze.

Red earthenware, thrown, coated with white slip on most of the exterior and inside the rim, with incised and cut-away decoration under yellowish lead glaze. Circular, with curved lower part, slightly flaring rim, and four loop handles. Decorated in three of the spaces between the handles with sprays of flowers and in the fourth space with the inscription 'John/Jenkins/his dish/December/ 1834'


History note: John Bowden, Wardour Street, London, from whom purchased for £4 by Dr Glaisher about 1900

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ewenny ⪼ Glamorgan ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Second quarter of 19th century
William IV
Production date: AD 1834 : dated


The reference in the inscription to this being a 'dish' may be compared to the phrase 'taking a dish of tea' use for taking tea in the 18th century.

Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip

Materials used in production

yellowish Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, thrown, coated with white slip on most of the exterior and inside the rim, with incised and cut-away decoration under yellowish lead glaze.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John/Jenkins/his dish/December/1834
  • Location: On side of exterior between two of the handles
  • Method of creation: Incised underglaze
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.101-1928
Primary reference Number: 71134
Old object number: 1231
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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