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Bowl: C.65-1935

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown
Pottery: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip splashed in yellow and brown under a colourless glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip splashed in yellow and brown under a colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with everted rim, sits on a disc base
Interior: radiating from the base a five pointed star, with each arm comprising three yellow lines. Brown vertical streaks are painted between the arms of the star. A scar on the upper body indicates contact with another vessel during firing, further marks on the base point to the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: splashes of colour from the interior run over onto the upper body. Glaze extends over the entire surface.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Weight: 501 g
Width: 19.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


9th-10th century
Circa 800 - Circa 999

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( brown, yellow)
Rim Diameter 19.6 cm
Base Diameter 9.7 cm
Exterior Upper Body

Materials used in production

colourless Glaze
white Slip

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip splashed with yellow and brown under a colourless glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: pink paper label with serrated upper and left hand edge

  • Location: Exterior body
  • Method of creation: Printed, stamped
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '70' hand written in black, '21' hand written in pencil
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘70’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65-1935
Primary reference Number: 75751
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: 65
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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