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Vase: C.35A-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Brantjes & Co




Earthenware vase painted underglaze in polychrome with a Jugendstil design of water lilies and foliage

Earthenware, painted underglaze in three shades of green, yellow, brown, black and pale manganese-grey. Bottle-shaped with a tall, slender neck. Painted all over with a Jugendstil design of water lilies and foliage. A pair with C.35B-1985


History note: L.J. Simpkins from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with Zoë Hadwen Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 35 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Purmerend ⪼ North Holland ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-10-21) by Simpkins, L. J., Mr


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1897 CE - 1904 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxide colours ( three shades of green, yellow, brown, black and pale manganese-grey)

Materials used in production

clear Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, and painted underglaze in three shades of green, yellow, brown, black and pale manganese-grey

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 504
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Model number

Inscription present: the first S is back to front and joined to the H and the second is back to front also

  • Text: De B/HS.S.
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35A-1985
Primary reference Number: 74664
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 July 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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