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Bowl: C.157-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a blue glaze

Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze
Shape: biconical bowl with a sharp carination in the upper body, and an everted, ‘hammer head’ style rim. Sits on a narrow foot ring.
Interior: Coated in a blue glaze with three spur marks on the base resulting from stacking during firing.
Exterior: glaze, which is slightly pitted, runs over the surface ending predominantly on the lower body but with splashes on the exterior foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Weight: 910 g
Width: 22.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 - Circa 1299


Unusual to be made in earthenware rather than fritware/stonepaste

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, ending predominantly on the lower body but with splashes on the exterior foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( blue)
Rim Diameter 22.4 cm
Base Diameter 7.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a blue glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "9" (hand written in black)
  • 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.157-1935
Primary reference Number: 72245
Old number: BP.9
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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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