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Bowl: C.88-1935

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue, turquoise and black under a white 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, dots or pseudo calligraphy, are painted in black and blue.
Exterior: the rim is painted black and on the body blue arcading contains a black doted line, imitating a petal design. Impurities within the glaze on the lower body create a lumpy surface; glaze runs over the surface to a point on the lower body

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Weight: 470 g
Width: 22.4 cm

Relative size of this object

22.4 cm10.2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( white, transparent. Impurities on the lower body create a lumpy glaze surface; runs over the surface to a point on the lower body) Interior composed of pigment ( blue, turquoise, black) glaze ( white, transparent) Rim Diameter 22.4 cm
Base Diameter 6.7 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue, turquoise and black 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), '75' hand written in black ink, hand written in pencil ‘40’ (crossed through on the right hand side)
  • 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.88-1935
Primary reference Number: 76279
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.75
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76279 Accessed: 2022-05-19 22:12:22

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