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Mould: C.151-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware, slipped and burnished

Earthenware hard fired, probably hand made and tooled, possibly slipped and burnished.
Shape: oval shape with one end pointed and the other moulded into a face shape. The rim is plain on a body with straight sides except for two ribs at a central point, sits on an irregular foot ring base.
Exterior: The vessel is undecorated with evidence of slipping and burnishing but no remnants of any surface glaze.
Interior: undecorated


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.8 cm
Weight: 126 g
Width: 14.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


11th-12th century
Circa 1000 - 1199

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Components of the work

Rim Diameter 14.5 cm
Base Diameter 4.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand modelling : Earthenware hard fired, probably hand made and tooled, possibly slipped and burnished.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: remnants of a rectangular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed in black), “Brangwyn” (typed in black), “68” (hand written in black ink) and “78” (hand written in pencil and crossed through)
  • 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.151-1935
Primary reference Number: 72119
Old number: BP.68
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 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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