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Bowl: C.78-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, partially coated in a black slip, carved under a transparent, crazed turquoise glaze.
Shape: irregular carinated bowl with conical lower body and cylindrical neck with an everted rim. Sits on a foot ring.
Interior: on the body four black palmettes toped with finials are spaced at regular intervals, with an additional, smaller version at the centre of the base. Glaze pools in the base.
Exterior: On the neck a wide band of black is incised with script with fleurs de lys at regular intervals. Glaze runs terminates on the foot ring, where coverage is uneven.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Weight: 587 g
Width: 19.7 cm

Relative size of this object

19.7 cm12 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1199

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( black, carved, in small areas) glaze ( turquoise, crazed, transparent) Exterior Neck composed of slip ( black, carved) Exterior composed of glaze ( turquoise, terminates on the foot ring, where coverage is uneven) Rim Diameter 19.7 cm
Base Diameter 8.2 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, partially coated in a black slip, carved under a transparent, crazed turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: incised through black slip

  • Text: Arabic script (cursive)
  • Location: Exterior neck
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed), “Brangwyn” (typed), "1" (hand written in black), "33" (encircled in pencil), "4" (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto the object surface

  • Text: "569"
  • Location: Foot ring
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.78-1935
Primary reference Number: 76047
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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