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Lamp: C.74-1911

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, thickly potted the body is wheel thrown and other elements are mould or hand made, covered with a crazed turquoise glaze
Shape: circular body on a low, wide foot ring. Attached to the body are a tubular neck, spout and loop handle.
Decoration: glaze covers visible interior surface and exterior, although coverage is uneven particularly on the base.


History note: T.T. Gurney

Legal notes

Given by T.T. Gurney, 1911

Measurements and weight

Height: 11 cm
Weight: 303 g
Width: 10.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fustat ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1905-03-25) by Gurney, T. T.


12th Century, second half-15th Century
Circa 1150 CE - 1499 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Diameter 6.6 cm
Neck, Spout

Materials used in production

turquoise, slightly crazed, coverage is uneven particularly on the base Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with clipped corners adhered to the underside of the base

  • Text: Given by / T.T. Gurney, Esq’ / Oct 1911
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74-1911
Primary reference Number: 75958
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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