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Bowl: C.80-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Fritware, coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, moulded, coated in black slip, carved under a transparent turquoise glaze.
Shape: ribbed, carinated octagonal bowl with out-turned rim, sits on a slightly flared foot ring.
Exterior: coated in a black slip, carved to form an inscription around the neck and horizontal and vertical lines to form panels on the body. Glaze runs over the surface and pools around the foot ring where droplets have been broken off.
Interior: undecorated except for glaze that pools in the base.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Weight: 317 g
Width: 15.3 cm

Relative size of this object

15.3 cm10.2 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

Exterior composed of slip ( black) glaze ( turquoise, runs over the surface and pools around the foot ring where droplets have been broken off)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise, pools in the base)
Rim Diameter 15.3 cm
Base Diameter 6.6 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded, coated in black slip, carved under a transparent 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), '7' hand written in black ink, ‘31’, hand written in pencil (encircled in the top right hand corner)
  • 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.80-1935
Primary reference Number: 76121
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.7
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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