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Bowl: C.174-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip splashed in green under a light green glaze

Pinkish brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, splashed in green under a light green glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a disc base
Interior: splashed lines radiate between solid areas of green on the rim and base. Glaze and splashed pigment cover the surface unevenly with underlying slip visible in discrete areas. Three scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: Splashed decoration continues on the rim and upper body. Light green glaze covers the surface to a point above the base.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 298 g
Width: 17 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


9th Century-10th Century#
Circa 800 CE - Circa 999 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( splashed) glaze ( tinged with green)
Exterior Upper Body composed of pigment ( splashed)
Exterior Body composed of glaze
Rim Diameter 17 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

white, thin Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip splashed in green under a light green glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular pink paper label with serrated edge

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '88' hand written, ‘16’ hand written in pencil
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘88’ and ‘9’ (later encircled)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.174-1935
Primary reference Number: 72546
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.88?
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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