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Bowl: C.69-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a colourless glaze
Shape: hemispherical bowl with slightly everted rim, sits on a flaring foot ring base
Interior: on the rim a kufesque band is painted in black with the upper section reserved in blue. In the roundel a bird, possibly a peacock, is reserved in black amidst scrolling vines and palmettes.
Exterior: on the body diagonal ‘S’ shapes are painted in blue. Glaze covers the lower body and forms droplets above the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 cm
Weight: 170 g
Width: 12.4 cm

Relative size of this object

12.4 cm6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 12th or early 13th century
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Ayyubid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( colourless) Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue) glaze ( colourless, covers the lower body and forms droplets above the foot ring) Rim Diameter 12.4 cm
Base Diameter 4.9 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a 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), '151' (hand written in black),
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.69-1935
Primary reference Number: 75839
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.151
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/75839 Accessed: 2022-08-09 03:07:48

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