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Bowl: C.113-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in white, blue or turquoise glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in pitted and cracked white, blue or turquoise glaze painted with lustre.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a band of lustre. On the body, radiating panel design comprising blue Maltese cross painted with lustre lines and dashes. Between the arms of this cross panels are filled either with turquoise or palmettes reserved in lustre.
Exterior: exterior is coated in a blue glaze, on the upper body an inscription is painted in lustre. 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: 8 cm
Weight: 330 g
Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late
Circa 1170 - Circa 1199


Monumental style

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the foot ring) oxide colours ( lustre)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue, turquoise, white) oxide colours ( lustre)
Rim Diameter 19 cm
Base Diameter 5.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in pitted and cracked white, blue or turquoise glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Arabic script

  • Location: Exterior upper body
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in lustre
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘106’ (hand written in black), ‘86’ (hand written in pencil, encircled on right hand side), ‘84’ (hand written in pencil, 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.113-1935
Primary reference Number: 71395
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.106
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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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