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Dish: C.407-1984

Object information

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Potter: Mathews, Heber




Stoneware, thrown and decorated internally with cream slip scraped away to reveal the body which appears pinkish under the clear glaze clouded with white (tin-oxide?); the rim is encircled by an iron-brown line. Circular with deep sloping sides, standing on a footring which is unlazed. The decorationcomprises concentric circles of different widths, the widest, near the rim, scraped to produce closely placed finger shapes. The glaze on the reverse is streaky.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Monica Mathews, the potter's sister

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, Mid
George VI
Elizabeth II
Circa 1949 CE - 1959 CE

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Inside And Outside composed of glaze ( clear clouded with white, possibly tin-oxide; footring and area within it unglazed)
Decoration composed of slip
Rim Diameter 46.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: the 13 is on the left side of label

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-writen
  • Type: Label
  • Text: HM/48
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.407-1984
Primary reference Number: 74946
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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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