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Jug: C.109-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a white or blue glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze on the exterior, and blue glaze on the interior, painted in lustre.
Shape: bulbous, ovoid body ascending via a carination onto a slightly concave neck with everted rim. A handle, with small thumb rest, is attached to the neck and body. Sits on a flaring foot ring base.
Exterior: on the neck jewel like motifs, with central vertical line, are reserved in lustre. Spandrels containing dots and dashes hang from the decoration on the neck, while on the body lustre dotted stars are painted in a symmetrical pattern. The upper section and sides of the handle are painted with lustre, the lower section is painted with an inscription. A palmette leaf is painted on the body below the handle. Glaze terminates on the exterior foot ring, where it runs over the surface unevenly.
Interior: a lustre band is painted on the rim; the remainder of the surface is undecorated except for a thin blue glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.2 cm
Weight: 503 g
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE


Monumental style

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( blue, thin coverage)
Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white, terminates on the exterior foot ring, where it runs over the surface unevenly)
Interior Rim composed of oxide colours ( lustre)
Base Diameter 7 cm
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze on the exterior, and blue glaze on the interior, painted in lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘50’ (hand written in black), ‘81’ (hand written in pencil and crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.109-1935
Primary reference Number: 71300
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.50
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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