Skip to main content

Bottle: C.24-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Magson, Mag




Stoneware, stained stoneware and porcelain, forming a tortoise shell pattern on both sides. Of broad oval outline, shallow D in section, standing on a small base, with a D-shaped mouth at the top.


History note: Purchased after exhibition 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. 236

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.1 cm
Width: 18.3 cm

Relative size of this object

18.3 cm21.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Malton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Part composed of porcelain stoneware

Techniques used in production

Hand-forming : Stoneware, stained stoneware and porcelain

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MM
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24-1983
Primary reference Number: 73488
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Bottle" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-30 12:29:55

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Bottle |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-30 12:29:55|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like


Accession Number: OC.6D-1938


Accession Number: OC.6A-1938


Accession Number: OC.6B-1938


Accession Number: OC.6E-1938

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...