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Bowl: C.38-1950

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware with carved black slip under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a slightly everted rim, sits on a foot ring.
Interior: a frieze of palmette leaves on the body radiate from four part rosette on the base. Cross hatch lozenges fills the area between the rosette petals.
Exterior: the body is coated with glaze which has pooled slightly in places around the foot ring.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by T.H. Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Weight: 415 g
Width: 20.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry


12th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1199

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black, carved) glaze ( turquoise)
Exterior composed of turquoise ( turquoise, pooled slightly in places around the foot ring)
Rim Diameter 20.4 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.38-1950
Primary reference Number: 74737
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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