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Bowl: C.68-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Fritware painted in blue under a colourless glaze

Fritware, painted with blue under a crazed colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a plain rim, sits on a narrow foot ring
Interior: four blue lines are painted at regular intervals. Impurity in the glaze has resulted in a hole created during firing.
Exterior: glaze runs over the surface to a mid-point on the body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm
Weight: 146 g
Width: 14 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century, Early
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1250 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed, runs over the surface to a mid-point on the body)
Interior composed of glaze ( colourless, crazed) pigment
Rim Diameter 14 cm
Base Diameter 4.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, painted with blue under a crazed colourless glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "109" (hand written in black), "20" (hand written in pencil, enclosed with a circle), "23" (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.68-1935
Primary reference Number: 75818
Old number: BP.109
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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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