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Bowl: C.172-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Frtiware, incised and coated in a two shades of blue glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, incised and coated in two shades of blue crazed glaze
Shape: biconical bowl, carinated at the shoulder with a “hammer head” style rim, sits on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: Lightly incised lines radiate from the roundel under the glaze. A dark blue glaze covers the rim and pools in the roundel, with the remainder a lighter blue.
Exterior: lightly incised lines on the neck appear pseudo-calligraphic. Light blue glaze covers the lower body unevenly, running onto the foot ring. The underside of the foot ring is covered with a turquoise glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.3 cm
Weight: 847 g
Width: 22 cm

Relative size of this object

22 cm11.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century
Circa 1200 - Circa 1299

School or Style

Seljuk
Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( blue covers the surface unevenly except for the underside of the foot ring that is turquoise)
Interior composed of glaze ( dark blue on rim and roundel, light blue elsewhere)
Rim Diameter 22 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm
Exterior Neck
Interior Body

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, incised and coated in two shades of 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), "93" (hand written in black), "75" (in pencil twice and crossed through), ’74 (encircled 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.172-1935
Primary reference Number: 72526
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.93
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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