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Bowl: C.105-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze
Shape: bi-conical bowl with plain rim and foot ring
Interior: the rim is painted blue, while the body is divided by a radiating black ‘Maltese’ cross whose edges are highlighted in blue and which contains an Arabic (cursive) inscription painted in reserve. This cross separates four panels in which black radiating water weeds are painted against a blue background. Glaze is pooled slightly in the base.
Exterior: touches of blue from the interior are visible on the rim. On the body a simple, repeating water weed design is painted in black. Glaze runs unevenly over the foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.9 cm
Width: 16.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 - 1220

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( clear, crazed, runs unevenly over the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( clear, crazed)
Rim Diameter 16.7 cm
Base Diameter 6.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, crazed glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.105-1935
Primary reference Number: 71234
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.13
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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