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Pot: C.22 & A-1972

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 12 (Adeane)


Production: Leach, Bernard




Thrown and turned stoneware with brown glaze and sgraffito or incised decoration

Coarse buff stoneware, thrown and turned, . Hemispherical body on a small low foot, with a pagoda-shaped cover. The exterior is covered with a semi-transparent grey-green glaze, which has been covered with a purplish-brown glaze. The sgraffito decoration has been incised through the upper lay of glaze to reveal the lower layer. The cover has been coated on the exterior with the same two layers of glaze. The interiors of both lid and bowl, except the fitted rims, and the underneath of the foot, have been covered with the grey-green glaze. The incised decoration comprises a vand of vertical lines around the body, interrupted by three motifs formed by comma-like lines, between horizontal bands. The glaze, particularly on the lid has a lustrous quality


History note: Charles Handley-Read Collection

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • St Ives ⪼ Cornwall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972-07-18) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1960 CE - 1965 CE

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Bowl Rim Diameter 23 cm
Bowl Height 12.5 cm

Materials used in production

grey-green, and purplish-brown Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: BL in square seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: SI impressed in circular seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22 & A-1972
Primary reference Number: 73225
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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