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Bowl: C.86-1935

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Fritware painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, turquoise and black under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl on a narrow foot ring
Interior: a radiating design of a blue and turquoise star and triangular panels. Within the panels knot or dots, combined with pseudo calligraphy, are outlined in black and coloured with blue.
Exterior: the rim is painted black and on the body blue lines form a blue imitation petal design that radiates from the base. Glaze runs over the surface to a point on the lower body.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 13th-mid 14th Century
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1350 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( colourless, runs over the surface to a point on the lower body) Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, black) glaze ( colourless)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a transparent white glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.86-1935
Primary reference Number: 76241
Old number: BP.74
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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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