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Bowl: C.173-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Cream fritware with pierced decoration under a clear glaze

Cream fritware, probably wheel thrown, with pierced decoration on upper body under a clear glaze which is crazed in places.
Shape: Finely potted hemispherical bowl with a slightly everted rim and a narrow foot ring.
Interior: frieze of pierced, open work, decoration barely visible on upper body
Exterior: frieze of pierced, open work, decoration barely visible on upper body


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Weight: 91 g
Width: 10.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1299 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( transparent)
Interior composed of glaze ( transparent)
Rim Diameter 10.4 cm
Base Diameter 3.1 cm
Upper Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream fritware, probably wheel thrown, with pierced decoration on upper body and a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label, with a small portion of the right hand side torn away and a serrated edge around bottom edge

  • Text: "LENT BY" (printed in black) /Brangwyn (typed in purple) /"No." (printed) 96; "62 " (hand written in pencil and crossed out)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.173-1935
Primary reference Number: 72540
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G-ADD 59
Old number: BP.96
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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