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Bowl: C.136-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware with slip decoration coated in white glaze painted in blue, brown and turquoise and leaf gilded

Fritware, wheel thrown and decorated with slip, covered in an opaque cream glaze painted in the glaze in blue, brown and turquoise, over the glaze in black and leaf gilded.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a collared rim and a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: on the neck, a pair of blue concentric bands contains a guilloche pattern created using piped slip. Radiating from the base a star shape, formed using piped slip, terminates on the body where it forms part of a frieze of turquoise hearts and blue commas of differing size. Both on the neck and in the frieze on the body, evidence of gilding remains in small patches, particularly visible on the painted areas.
Exterior: the rim is painted with a turquoise band, while on the neck, a frieze of blue calligraphy is decorated with turquoise foliage which is outlined in black and surrounded by brown dots. Cream glaze runs unevenly over the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.2 cm
Weight: 417 g
Width: 21.5 cm

Relative size of this object

21.5 cm9.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1180 - 1219

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise (in glaze)) slip ( piped to form decoration) glaze ( white)
Exterior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, brown (in glaze), black (over glaze)) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 21.5 cm
Base Diameter 8.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown and decorated with slip, covered in an opaque cream glaze painted in the glaze in blue, brown and turquoise, over the glaze in black and leaf gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a frieze of blue calligraphy is decorated with turquoise foliage outlined in black and surrounded by brown dots

  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Hand painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge on the bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "64" (hand written in black); "73 " (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil on the base

  • Text: 64
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.136-1935
Primary reference Number: 71869
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.64
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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