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Bowl fragment: C.150-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Potter)


Fritware, carved under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with carved decoration under a clear glaze.
Shape: Conical bowl, finely potted, with plain rim and foot ring
Interior: Frieze of carved decoration on the upper body comprising bird-like animals surrounded by scrolling vegetation and delimited above and below by a pair of concentric lines. The freeze is pierced at irregular intervals to form open work design now obscured by glaze, possibly decayed.
Exterior: Piercing obscured by glaze resulting in lumpy appearance of upper body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Weight: 186 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Rim Diameter 9 cm
Interior Upper Body Upper Body

Materials used in production

transparent Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, with carved decoration under a clear glaze.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written inscription in pencil directly onto plaster restoration base

  • Text: 64, enclosed by circle
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.150-1935
Primary reference Number: 72104
Old number: BP.72
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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