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Jar: C.53-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown (Possibly)




Fritware, impressed and incised under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown body, impressed and incised under a crazed turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped body on a disc base cut away on the underside, collar neck and a triangular rim
Exterior: incised lines at the juncture between neck and body, vertical fluting incised on the shoulder. On the lower body impressed dimples form a honey comb frieze. Glaze runs over the surface forming droplets on the lower body.
Interior: coated in glaze, otherwise undecorated.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.8 cm
Weight: 2531 g
Width: 25 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 ( turquoise, covered with accretions)
Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs down the body to form droplets)
Rim Diameter 11.9 cm
Base Diameter 13 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown body, impressed and incised under a crazed turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: hand written on the vessel surface

  • Text: 54
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.53-1935
Primary reference Number: 75441
Old number: B.51
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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