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Bowl: C.120-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze painted in lustre
Shape: segmental bowl with wide flange rim, sits on a narrow, slightly flaring base
Interior: on the rim a hunt scene of dogs and hares and a bird amongst fleshy palmettes is reserved in lustre. The roundel is framed by concentric bands of dotted scrolls and triangles interspersed with dots, all painted in lustre. Reserved in lustre in the roundel, a horseman, wearing a coat decorated with lustre scrolls, is mounted on a horse whose coat is covered with large and small dots; all surrounded by dotted half-palmettes and incised scrolls.
Exterior: rim is painted with a band of lustre, while on the body linear palmettes divided by horizontal lines. A lustre band is painted on the lower body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 430 g
Width: 22.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Early
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of oxide colours ( lustre, terminates unevenly on the foot ring) glaze ( white)
Interior composed of oxide colours ( lustre) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 22.1 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '25' hand written in black ink, ‘94’, hand written in pencil (encircled on right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: pink rectangular label with serrated edges

  • Text: Arabic script
  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.120-1935
Primary reference Number: 71549
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.25
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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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