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Bowl: C.83-1935

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Frtiware decorated with slip and painted in three colours under a white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, decorated with slip to create relief and painted in blue, turquoise and black all under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl on a narrow foot ring base
Interior: a black band is painted on the rim. On the neck a frieze of white or blue curled leaves are painted on a black dotted ground. On the body a radiating design of pointed triangular panels are filled with turquoise or blue curled leaves, alternately reserved in blue or on a black dotted ground.
Exterior: a black band is painted on the rim. On the body blue and black dots and lines are enclosed on the lower section by concentric black bands.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.6 cm
Weight: 320 g
Width: 17.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century, Mid-14th Century, Mid#
Circa 1260 - Circa 1350

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( transparent, white, covers the surface to the lower body)
Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise and black) slip ( to create relief effect)
Rim Diameter 17.9 cm
Base Diameter 5.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, decorated with slip to create relief and painted in blue, turquoise and black all under a transparent white glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '24' (hand written in black), '43' (hand written in pencil, encircled)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto object surface

  • Text: ‘24’
  • Location: Exterior lower body
  • Method of creation: Hand written in pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.83-1935
Primary reference Number: 76196
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.24
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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