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Jar: C.405-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Mathews, Heber




Buff stoneware, thrown, and decorated in iron-brown under a clear, slightly brownish glaz, producing a speckled effect. Bulbous ovoid body with flat base and cylindrical neck, widening slightly towards the rim. Decorated on the shoulder with three swirls spearated by large dabs of iron-brown; the rim is encircled by a broad iron-brown band and there is another just below it.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Monica Mathews

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Mathews, Monica, Miss


20th Century, Mid
George VI
Production date: circa AD 1945


The decoration is based on Japanese 'Horse eye' umanome dishes

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Decoration composed of iron-brown
Visible Surfaces composed of glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff stoneware, thrown, and decorated in iron-brown under a clear, slgihtly brownish glaze producing a speckled effect
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HM
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.405-1984
Primary reference Number: 74942
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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