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Jar: C.39-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in green and blue slip with black outlines under a white glaze.
Shape: cylindrical body carinated at the shoulder tapering onto a collared neck and rolled rim, sits on a flaring foot ring.
Exterior: on the rim green dashes while on the neck alternating bands of blue and green are painted. Remaining decoration is naïve in style and painted in blue and green with black outline. On the shoulder rosettes are surrounded by leaves, while on the body female figures with a hijab are surrounded by floral sprays and separated by pillars with black cross-hatch fill. Glaze covers the surface with the exception of the rim of the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze.

Legal notes

Given in memory of Niall Claude Beddington

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm
Weight: 1354 g
Width: 18.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935)


19th century
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( blue and green slip, black paint)
Rim Diameter 11.2 cm
Base Diameter 12.1 cm

Materials used in production

white Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in green and blue slip with black outlines under a white glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1935
Primary reference Number: 74770
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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