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Slab vase: C.18-1975

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Leach, Janet (Potter)

Description

Red-brown stoneware, of flattened oval plan with tall sides and oval neck, decorated with random impression made by a rectangular seal and partially covered with an olive-green glaze, mainly over the neck and upper body, running in streaks in places, and ending in thick dribbles at the base. Large areas of the lower part are ungld. The body has buckled in places during firing.

Notes

History note: Cambridge, Kettles Yard, exhibition 1-14 June 1975, Ceramic Form, no. 231

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.5 cm
Width: 17 cm

Relative size of this object

17 cm40.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1975

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Part composed of glaze ( olive-green) Decoration

Materials used in production

red-brown Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: S crossed by an I with a dot above and below the I in circular seal

  • Text: SI monogram
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Pottery mark

Inscription present: J and L back to back in triangular seal, indistinctly

  • Text: JL back to back
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1975
Primary reference Number: 72700
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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