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Bowl: C.107-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a white glaze

Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with an everted, angled rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a black band and on the lip a frieze of pseudo epigraphy is separated by pairs of blue vertical lines. On the body blue lines, divided by panels of dots or scrolls, radiate from the roundel which contains a star shaped rosette.
Exterior: alternating pairs of black or blue lines radiate towards the rim. Glaze covers the lower body unevenly, in some cases running onto the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 930 g
Width: 28.5 cm

Relative size of this object

28.5 cm9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1260 - Circa 1350

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( transparent, white, covers the lower body unevenly, in some areas running onto the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( transparent, white)
Rim Diameter 28.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.4 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '80' (hand written in black), '66' and '81' (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 vessel surface

  • Text: '80'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.107-1935
Primary reference Number: 71269
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.80
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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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