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Dish: C.148-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




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

Reddish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted in red and buff and leaf gilded
Shape: square rim on a shallow bowl with convex sides sitting on a low foot ring.
Interior: a cross, outlined in red, radiates from a central point, the arms contain friezes of gold lozenges also outlined in red and surrounded by dotted buff ‘V’ shapes. Between the arms, buff triangles contain a central diagonal lines and smaller red triangles. A pair of buff concentric lines below the rim delineates this decoration.
Exterior: on the body, radiating vertical lines are only partially visible due to rep-painting during restoration. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and in places onto the foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.6 cm
Weight: 129 g
Width: 10.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 13th - 14th century
Circa 1260 - 1399

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( blue, runs unevenly over the lower body and in places onto the foot ring) pigment ( buff (painting overglaze))
Interior composed of glaze ( blue) pigment ( buff, red (painting overglaze)) gold leaf ( gilding)
Rim Diameter 10.4 cm
Base Diameter 5.6 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Reddish fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze painted in red and buff and leaf gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label adhered to exterior base with serrated edge on the bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) "111" (hand written in black); "110 " and "125" (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.148-1935
Primary reference Number: 72069
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.111
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 May 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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