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Beaker: C.26-1972

Object information

Awaiting location update


Potter: Rie, Lucie




Cream stoneware, thrown. Of slightly flattened cylindrical form tapering inwards slightly towards the base. The exterior is decorated with fine vertical lines, stopping short of the rim, which are incised into the body and filled with mauve-brown pigment. The interior has a fine pattern of vertical lines incised through a covering of manganese-brown pigment to reveal the cream body beneath. The circular recessed base has a radiating pattern of fine lines similarly executed. The surface is matt and unglazed


History note: Charles Handley-Read Collection; the donor

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs M.E.L. Brownlow

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.3 cm
Height: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 1965 - 1970

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of brown pigment

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Cream stoneware, with incised decoration filled with brown pigment on the exterior, and and sgraffito decoration through brown pigment on the interior

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in rectangular seal

  • Text: LR monogram
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1972
Primary reference Number: 73805
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 March 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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