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Bowl: C.72-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware coated in a white glaze splashed with green

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze splashed with green.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with an everted rim sits on a very low foot ring
Interior: linear splashed radiate from the rim towards the base
Exterior: touches of green on the rim from the interior, otherwise undecorated. Glaze is lightly pitted and extends to the underside of the foot ring.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.7 cm
Weight: 433 g
Width: 23.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

9th Century-10th Century#
Circa 800 - Circa 999

School or Style

Abbasid

Components of the work

Exterior Rim composed of pigment ( green, splashed)
Interior composed of pigment ( green, splashed)
Rim Diameter 23.7 cm
Base Diameter 9.6 cm

Materials used in production

white Glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white glaze splashed with green
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: torn pink paper label with serrated edge

  • Text: arabic script
  • Location: Exterior lower 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), '86' hand written, ‘28’ hand written in pencil
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: inscribed directly onto the vessel surface

  • Text: ‘86’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.72-1935
Primary reference Number: 75927
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.86
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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