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Fragment: C.4.46-1964

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Pottery: Unknown




Pale buff earthenware, thrown, coated with brown and pale cream slip, with incised decoration coloured blue and green, and lead-glazed. Part of a cylindrical jar of albarello form. The fragment has part of a broad horizontal band of incised vertical and horiontal lines, partly coloured green and blue, between two horizontal bands of brown, with a narrow band of brown below.


History note: Found in City Road, London (outside the City boundary) by G.F. Lawrence, Wandsworth and given by him to Bernard Rackham (1876-1964)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Width: 7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964-03-12) by Rackham, Bernard


Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1550

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and green) slip ( brown and cream)

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware
except underside of foot and a little of side above foot Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: City Road/London
  • Location: On inside
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pale black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.46-1964
Primary reference Number: 74875
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 27 February 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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