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Slab pot: C.27-1981

Object information


Auld, Ian (Potter)


Stoneware with incised decoration and tenmoku and cream glazes. Rectangular n plan with straight sides and rectangular mouth. Decorated with incised lines running round the pot horizontally. One line about half way up; a pair after an interval; and three more after another interval.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Zöe Ellison

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.4 cm
Height: 18.8 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Relative size of this object

9.2 cm18.8 cm6.4 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.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-04-08) by Ellison, Zoë, Mrs


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: circa AD 1965

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Surface composed of glaze ( tenmoku and cream) Decoration

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slab-building : Stoneware, slab-built, with incised decoration and tenmoku and cream glazes
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: slanting I next to A

  • Text: IA
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1981
Primary reference Number: 73964
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 21 November 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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