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Bowl: C.104-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with carved black slip under a transparent white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, with carved black slip under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: carinated bowl with a plain rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: painted with a black band on the rim. On the base a bird, with finial protruding from its head (possibly a crown), is carved in black.
Exterior: black band continues on the rim. Glaze covers the body to the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.4 cm
Weight: 216 g
Width: 16.1 cm

Relative size of this object

16.1 cm6.4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Late 12th or 13th century
Circa 1150 - Circa 1299

Note

Or possibly Il-Khanid based on similarity to Kier collection object

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black, carved) glaze ( white, transparent) Exterior Rim composed of slip ( black, carved) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( white, transparent, covers the body to the foot ring) Rim Diameter 16.1 cm
Base Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "117" (hand written in black), "64" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the pot surface

  • Text: 117
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.104-1935
Primary reference Number: 71219
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.117
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 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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