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Bowl: C.51-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




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.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1199

School or Style


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


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

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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
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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