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Bowl: C.164-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, pierced and incised under a brown glaze

Fritware, wheel-thrown, pierced and incised under a brown glaze
Shape: conical bowl with slightly concave sides and plain rim, sits on a low foot ring
Interior: on the central body concentric lines contain rectangular panels containing stemmed leaves with pierced decoration, all incised through the ceramic body.
Exterior: pierced decoration from the interior visible on the body. Glaze runs over the surface and terminating on the lower body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.2 cm
Weight: 324 g
Width: 18.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1170 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( brown glaze running over the surface and terminating on the lower body.)
Interior composed of glaze ( brown)
Rim Diameter 18.9 cm
Base Diameter 8.4 cm
Interior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel-thrown, pierced and incised under a brown glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '66' hand written, on the upper right hand side smaller hand written pencil ‘69’ (crossed through )
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: in pencil

  • Text: '66'
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: pink, rectangular, serrated edge

  • Text: خرید و فروش این بارچه که وزن مجموعش با قبض نمره معا در داخله ایران مجاز است
  • Location: Lower exterior body
  • Method of creation: Typed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.164-1935
Primary reference Number: 72374
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.66
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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