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Bowl: C.47-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware, coated in a white slip carved under a colourless glaze

Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip carved under a colourless glaze, splashed with traces of green
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim on a disc base cut, away on the underside.
Interior: on the body a frieze of four circular medallions, separated by palmettes, contains birds and scrolling leaves, all carved through a cream slip. The glaze pools and is cracked in the base, splashes of green pigment are present in one area. Three scar marks on the lower body indicated the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: undecorated except for a cream slip and colourless glaze extending to the foot ring.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Weight: 463 g
Width: 18.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1935) by Brangwyn, Frank


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1299

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream) pigment ( green)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless) slip ( cream)
Rim Diameter 18.6 cm
Base Diameter 6.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pinkish earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip carved under a colourless glaze, splashed with traces of green

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around top and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '62' hand written in black, ‘10’ hand written in pencil
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: 62 (clearly visible), 4 (faint)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of disc)
  • Method of creation: Hand writtten in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.47-1935
Primary reference Number: 75216
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.62
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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