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Bowl: C.171-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware with moulded fluting, coated in a blue glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown with moulding on the exterior, coated in a blue glaze
Shape: carinated bowl with straight sides and everted rim on a conical lower body, sits on a low foot ring.
Exterior: moulded fluting on the upper body. Glaze runs over the surface forming droplets on the lower body.
Interior: undecorated except for the glaze

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.2 cm
Weight: 580 g
Width: 18.2 cm

Relative size of this object

18.2 cm12.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1199 CE

School or Style

Seljuk Ayyubid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( blue, runs over the surface forming droplets on the lower body) Interior composed of glaze ( blue) Rim Diameter 18.2 cm
Base Diameter 7.8 cm
Exterior Upper Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown with moulding on the exterior, 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), "128" (hand written in black), "70" (crossed through in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.171-1935
Primary reference Number: 72490
Old number: BP.128
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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