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Bowl: C.158-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in white glaze painted in blue, red and brown and gilded

Red fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue, over the glaze in red and brown and gilded.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring.
Interior: the rim is painted with a red and blue band. On the body a radiating panel design comprises a blue cross, outlined with red containing vertical lines of gold lozenges surrounded by red or brown circles and scrolling tendrils. Within the arms of the cross lobbed triangular cartouches contain further circles and dots, all painted in red or brown.
Exterior: on the rim a blue band is painted above brown lines which radiate towards the base, imitating a lotus petal design. Glaze runs over the surface terminating unevenly on the foot ring.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 218 g
Width: 15.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kashan ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1250 CE - 1399 CE


Central Asia

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue (underglaze), brown (overglaze)) glaze ( white, terminating unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue (underglaze), red, brown (overglaze)) glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 15.8 cm
Base Diameter 4.7 cm
Exterior Rim

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red fritware, wheel thrown, coated in white glaze painted under the glaze in blue, over the glaze in red and brown and gilded

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '119' hand written in black ink, ‘118’, hand written in pencil (encircled on the left hand side) and ‘113’ (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: pink paper label with serrated edges

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed, stamped
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.158-1935
Primary reference Number: 72259
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.119
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 February 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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