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Bottle: C.127-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in blue glaze and painted in red, buff and black and gilded

Reddish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in blue glaze painted in red, buff and black and gilded in small sections.
Shape: pear-shaped bottle with narrow, neck and sitting on a low foot ring
Exterior: rim is painted red, below a frieze of buff horseshoe arches. On the neck, feather like leaves outlined in red and gilded are interspersed with buff or red scrolling foliage. On the shoulder, below a black band, a frieze of trefoils and lozenges are also outlined in red with occasional gilding remaining. On the body, further feather shaped leaves alternate with medallions containing a central star and surrounded by lozenges, both outlined in red, gilded and surrounded by buff scrolling foliage. On the lower body a black band, contained within red concentric lines, is dotted in buff; below buff arched lines which radiate towards the base. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body, in places reaching the foot ring.
Interior: blue glaze continues on the visible interior surface.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.2 cm
Weight: 939 g
Width: 17.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1260 - 1399

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( blue, on visible surface)
Exterior composed of glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the lower body in places reaching the foot ring) gold leaf ( gilding embellishment) pigment ( red, buff, black)
Rim Diameter 2 cm
Base Diameter 9.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Reddish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in blue glaze painted in red, buff and black and gilded in small sections

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "23" (hand written in black); "119 " (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.127-1935
Primary reference Number: 71709
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BR.23
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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