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Bowl: C.6-1909

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Unknown (Potter)


Fritware, pierced and painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim on a low foot ring, a central dome protrudes on the interior base.
Interior: the rim is painted with groups of three black dashes. On the upper body, pierced diagonal lines and dashes form a frieze. On the lower body, spaced evenly around the domical centre, four black leafy sprays, of which alternate examples are highlighted in blue. On the central dome a black cross, highlighted in blue is interspersed with curved lines.
Exterior: undecorated except for the pierced decoration from the interior visible on the upper body. Glazed except for the rim of the foot ring.

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Given by Charles Davis

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Weight: 349 g
Width: 19.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Davis, Charles


Late 17th or early 18th century
Circa 1675 - Circa 1722

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior Lower Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) Rim Diameter 19.6 cm
Base Diameter 7.6 cm
Upper Body

Materials used in production

colourless, except for rim of foot ring Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, possibly wheel thrown, pierced and painted in black and blue under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1909
Primary reference Number: 75654
Old object number: 144b/1909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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