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Bowl: C.117-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre
Shape: hemispherical bowl with slightly everted rim, sits on a narrow, flaring foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a lustre band. On the body two roundels filled with jewel like motifs are surrounded by panels, containing lustre dots and scrolls, and diagonal lustre lines.
Exterior: lustre band on the rim and dots or dashes of lustre on the body, glaze is slightly pitted and runs over the surface evenly terminating on the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Weight: 85 g
Width: 10.7 cm

Relative size of this object

10.7 cm4.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th Century
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1199 CE

Note

Monumental style

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, slightly pitted and runs over the surface evenly terminating on the foot ring) oxide colours ( lustre)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue)
Rim Diameter 10.7 cm
Base Diameter 3.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted with lustre

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘71’ (hand written in black), ‘89’ (encircled in pencil on right hand side) and ‘26’ (crossed through in pencil on the left hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.117-1935
Primary reference Number: 71453
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.71
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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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