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Lamp: C.75-1911

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Fritware coated in a green glaze

Buff fritware, mould made, coated in a green glaze.
Shape: circular body on a low foot ring with a tubular neck and a spout. Scars on the neck and body indicate presence of a strap handle.
Decoration: exterior and interior are both coated with a crazed green glaze that covers the surface except for the rim of the foot ring.


History note: T.T. Gurney

Legal notes

Given by T.T. Gurney, 1911

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.6 cm
Weight: 136 g
Width: 10.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 12th-15th century
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1499 CE

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Components of the work

Base Diameter 4.6 cm

Materials used in production

green Glaze Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, mould made, coated in a green glaze
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)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.75-1911
Primary reference Number: 75972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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