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Jar: C.54-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, with incised and applied decoration under a turquoise crazed alkaline glaze.
Shape: flange rim on a straight neck and bi-conical body with a flaring foot ring base. Twisted rope handles, with thumb rests and applied clay discs, are attached to the upper neck to the body at the point of carination where lugs, are present.
Decoration: incised chevron pattern on the upper and mid points on the neck with applied clay chevrons on the lower neck. On the upper body, vertical fluting is incised above a band of rouletted decoration and further incised chevrons. Turquoise glaze covers the body unevenly, with a large section of the body uncovered and terminating on the foot.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.5 cm
Weight: 3094 g
Width: 23.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 2nd century BC - early 3rd century AD
Circa 247 CE - Circa 224 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, covers the body unevenly, with a large section of the body uncovered and terminating on the foot)
Interior Rim composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs over from exterio)
Rim Diameter 10.3 cm
Base Diameter 14.4 cm

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.54-1935
Primary reference Number: 75470
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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