Skip to main content

Bowl: C.90-1935

An image of Bowl

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Fritware, coated in grey slip painted in white slip and black under a clear glaze

Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a grey slip with decoration painted in yellowish slip and outlined in black under a clear glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with plain rim sitting on a low, wide foot ring.
Interior: rim is painted black, while the remainder of decoration is painted in yellowish slip, outlined or detailed in black, against a background of black dashes. On the body, a frieze of flying phoenix and birds is painted against a background of leaves, all enclosed within two concentric white bands. These animals are separated by a pear shaped cartouche containing further leaves. On the base a prancing stag, with a dotted coat, is painted against leaves and lotus flowers.
Exterior: black decoration on the rim continues on the exterior, above a band of yellowish slip. On the body, radiating from a black concentric line on the lower body, a lotus petal design is painted in yellowish slip, outlined in black with a central black dotted line. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body, at times reaching the foot ring. The underside of the foot ring has spots of glaze.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9 cm
Weight: 552 g
Width: 20.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1275 - Circa 1399

School or Style

Il-Khanid

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( black, blue) glaze ( clear) slip ( grey, coats vessel) slip ( painted to form decoration)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( grey, coats vessel) slip ( yellowish, painted to form decoration)
Rim Diameter 20.1 cm
Base Diameter 8.3 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, wheel thrown, coated in a grey slip with decoration outlined in black and embellished with yellowish slip under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

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

  • Text: 'Lent By' (printed); 'Brangwyn' (typed), '16' hand written
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.90-1935
Primary reference Number: 76331
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.16
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76331 Accessed: 2024-06-13 09:23:53

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76331 |title=Bowl |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-13 09:23:53|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-76331

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa13/C_90_1935_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Bowl"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Bowl</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...