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Bowl: C.1-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in black and blue under a clear glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, on a low foot ring. Raised dimple on the interior base.
Interior: a black concentric line is painted just below the rim. On the body, four concentric friezes painted in black against a white ground, these friezes are separated by bands of blue pigment. The friezes contain either ovals, with a line crossed through, or diagonal crosses painted in a single stroke resulting in joining of the upper arms; both these shapes are separated by rows of vertical lines. On the base a swirling rosette outlined in black and coloured in blue is painted against a white ground.
Exterior: similar decoration to that on the interior with a single black line just below the rim and two concentric friezes on the body separated by bands of blue. Glaze covers the foot ring unevenly and is also present on the underside of the base.


History note: Spier, Julius

Legal notes

Given by Julius Spier Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Weight: 451 g
Width: 20.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Spier, Julius


19th century
Circa 1800 - 1899

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Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear)
Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue)
Exterior composed of glaze ( clear, covers the foot ring unevenly and is also present on the underside of the base)
Base Diameter 10.8 cm
Rim Diameter 20.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-1912
Primary reference Number: 71490
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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