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Bowl: C.48-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

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

Pinkish earthenware, probably wheel thrown, coated in a white slip incised under a colourless glaze
Shape: conical bowl on a disc base
Interior: on the interior a frieze of stylised vegetal ornament is contained within concentric lines.
Exterior: undecorated except for the remnants of slip and glaze on the body.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.1 cm
Weight: 92 g
Width: 11.6 cm

Relative size of this object

11.6 cm5.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th-13th Century
Circa 1100 - 1299

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, almost worn away, iridescent) slip ( white)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless, almost worn away, iridescent) slip ( white)
Rim Diameter 11.6 cm
Base Diameter 5.7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Reconstructed from six fragments with plaster restoration of a section of the rim

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '74' hand written in black, ‘5’ hand written in pencil (upside down, encircled and crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1935
Primary reference Number: 75249
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.174
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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