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Jug: C.60-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a crazed colourless glaze
Shape: pear-shaped jug with a sharp carination in the lower body and an out-turned rim, sits on a flaring foot ring base. A strap handle is applied to the neck and body.
Exterior: a series of vertical blue lines are painted along the length of the body. Glaze runs over the lower body where it pools and forms droplets.
Interior: glazed but otherwise undecorated.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Weight: 503 g
Width: 12.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Raqqa ⪼ Syria

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, first half
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue)
Base Diameter 7 cm
Rim Diameter 8.6 cm

Materials used in production

colourless, crazed, runs over the lower body where it pools and forms droplets Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a crazed colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscribed onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘16’ (crossed through on the underside of the foot ring), ‘24’ (circled on the underside of the foot ring), ‘90’ (inscribed on the lower body)
  • Location: Base and lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60-1935
Primary reference Number: 75621
Old number: BP.90
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Audit data

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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