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Vase: C.27-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Leach, Bernard (Potter)


Grey stoneware, thrown and turned, partially covered with dark brown tenmoku glaze. Of squat baluster form with a thickened rim. The upper part of the body and interior are covered with a dark brown glaze mottling to chestnut brown at the rim, with an almost lustrous appearance in places. The lower part of the body and base are unglazed.


History note: Charles Handley-Read Collection

Legal notes

Given by Mrs M.E.L. Brownlow

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13 cm
Height: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • St Ives ⪼ Cornwall ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 20th century
Production date: circa AD 1950

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Part composed of tenmoku glaze Rim Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, and partially covered with dark brown tenmoku glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in square seal

  • Text: BL:
  • Location: On exterior near base
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: oval seal with S crossed with an I and one dot above the cross line and one below

  • Text: SI
  • Location: On exterior near base
  • Method of creation: Impressed seal
  • Type: Pottery mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1972
Primary reference Number: 73962
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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

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