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Jug: C.162-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Possibly Unknown (Potter)


Fritware coated in a turquoise glaze, now iridescent

Fritware, probably wheel thrown and moulded, coated in a turquoise glaze and painted with blue.
Shape: bulbous pear shaped body with collared shoulder ascending to a trefoil rim, sits on a slightly flared foot ring with a strap handle attached to the rim and upper body.
Exterior: glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring. Strap handle is unglazed but painted with blue stripes. The rim is also coloured with blue.
Interior: neck is covered with glaze, otherwise undecorated.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.2 cm
Weight: 265 g
Width: 9.8 cm

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9.8 cm14.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Iran

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Rim And Handle composed of pigment ( blue) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, iridescent, runs unevenly over the lower body and foot ring) Interior Neck composed of glaze ( turquoise, iridescent) Base Diameter 5 cm
Rim Diameter 5 cm
Neck And Rim

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown and moulded, coated in a turquoise glaze, now iridescent and painted with blue

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "25" (hand written in black), "40" (hand written in pencil and crossed through), "115" (hand written in pencil and encircled)
  • 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.162-1935
Primary reference Number: 72343
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.36
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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