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Bowl: C.22-1983

Object information

Current Location: Courtyard


Potter: Hessenberg, Karin




Porcelain, burnished and sawdust fired to produce a black and white streaked and mottled surface. Approximately oval, with deep walls, cut and folded over twice on each side of one end to creat an inverted V outline on the exterior


History note: Purchased after exhibited at Cambridge, Kettles Yard, 8-22 May 1983 Thirty-Seven Potters return to Kettles Yard/Together with Strange Delights gathered by Henry Rothschild in europe and Overseas, no. 178.

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund and a 50% grant from Eastern Arts Association

Measurements and weight

Height: 20 cm
Width: 15.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-06-13) by Rothschild, Henry, Associates Ltd


Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1983

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand-forming : Porcelain, hand-formed, cut, folded, burnished and sawdust fired to produce a black and white streaked and mottled surface

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1983
Primary reference Number: 73256
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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