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Jar: C.58-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Fritware probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: bulbous body sits on a foot ring, narrows onto a cylindrical neck that flares slightly towards the rim. Lion handles are applied to the shoulder and neck.
Exterior: on the neck a frieze of triangles is contained within concentric lines. On the body trefoil petals are painted above a panel of paired vertical lines. The handles are painted with lines. Glaze runs unevenly over the foot ring forming droplets.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze

Legal notes

Frank Brangwyn RA, purchased from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.5 cm
Weight: 956 g
Width: 21 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1905-04-18) by Brangwyn, Frank


12th Century, Late-13th Century
Circa 1175 CE - Circa 1299 CE


Shape is Iranian but elements of the painted decoration have more in common with Syrian designs

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black)
Rim Diameter 11.1 cm
Base Diameter 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

turquoise Glazing (coating)

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: 'Lent by' (printed), 'Brangwyn' (typed), ‘176’ (hand written in black), ‘11’ (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular paper label

  • Text: “4-1935 / G.ADD / 59”.
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.58-1935
Primary reference Number: 75576
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: B.176
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 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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