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Bowl: C.38 & A-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unidentified factory




Yellow-glazed earthenware bat-printed and painted in red enamel

Yellow-glazed earthenware bat-printed and painted in red enamel. The hemi-spherical bowl has two moulded and applied ram's head lugs, and stands on a low, sloping circular foot. The cover rises gently up to a small platform in the centre on which is the cone-shaped finial. One side of the bowl is decorated with Venus and Cupid, and the other side with a different Venus and Cupid. The cover is decorated with the upper part of the same two prints. There are red bands on the foot, the rim, the edge of the cover, and round the middle of the cover. The finial is capped with red and the upper and lower edges of the lugs are picked out in red.

Legal notes

Given by G.H.W. Rylands in memory of his mother, Betha Wolferstan Rylands

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.7 cm
Height: 7.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-07-14) by Rylands, G.H.W.


19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1800 CE - 1825 CE


Probably made in north Staffordshire or Tyneside

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( red) enamel ( red)

Materials used in production

coloured yellow Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38 & A-1997
Primary reference Number: 74728
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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