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Jug: C.82-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Shape: inverted pear shaped body with a short, cylindrical neck, sits on a low foot ring. A rolled strap handle is applied to the neck and body.
Exterior: all decoration is carved or incised through black slip. A series of concentric bands on the rim and neck frames a frieze of rectangles. On the shoulder an inscription is incised. On the lower body, rectangular panels tapper toward the base. Handle is coated with slip. Glaze runs over the body covering the foot ring unevenly.
Interior: undecorated except for splashes of slip and turquoise glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 cm
Weight: 416 g
Width: 14.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1199 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of slip ( black, carved)
Interior composed of slip ( splashes from exterior)
Rim Diameter 14.2 cm
Base Diameter 6.5 cm

Materials used in production

turquoise, covers the surface except the foot ring Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, coated in black slip, carved under a turquoise glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: carved into black slip

  • Text: naskhi script
  • Location: Exterior shoulder
  • Method of creation: Carved through slip
  • Type: Inscription

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '27' hand written in black ink
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.82-1935
Primary reference Number: 76183
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.27
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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