Skip to main content

Bowl: C.51-1935

An image of Bowl

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Earthenware coated in a white slip incised and painted in green under a colourless glaze

Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip incised and painted in green under a colourless glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with a plain rim and a disc base
Interior: coated in a white slip with the rim painted green above a green wavey line. On the body an incised frieze, outlined in green and decorated by groups of green dots, comprises medallions containing stylised birds and separated by arcading. Spandrels and birds are filled with incised spirals. Covered with a colourless glaze; three scar marks on the base indicate use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: a white slip covers the upper body covered unevenly by patches of green pigment and colourless glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 362 g
Width: 20 cm

Relative size of this object

20 cm9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1199

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( green) slip ( white)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless) pigment ( green) slip ( white)
Rim Diameter 20 cm
Base Diameter 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip incised and coloured with green under a colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '60' hand written in black '16' hand written, ‘8’ (hand written in pencil, crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.51-1935
Primary reference Number: 75351
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: B.60
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75351 Accessed: 2022-10-01 09:32:21

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75351 |title=Bowl |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-10-01 09:32:21|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-75351

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa14/C_51_1935_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Bowl"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Bowl</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.467

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.240

Bowl

Accession Number: E.P.260

Clay bowl

Accession Number: E.4.1910

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...