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Bowl: C.93-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, moulded and incised under a turquoise glaze

Shape: carinated bowl with straight sided upper section and slightly everted rim, pointed at the terminus of moulded ribs. Sits on a foot ring base
Exterior: Ribbed columns, incised with horizontal lines (except one), separate four panels featuring central moulded bosses of a human face or teardrop motif containing palmette designs. Incised scrolling lines forming roughly drawn foliage patterns frame this moulded decoration. Glaze covers the surface to a point just below the carination, but with a limited number of pock marks
Interior: undecorated, except for glaze containing a fleck of blue at one point on the upper body


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12 cm
Weight: 581 g
Width: 18.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century-13th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1258 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, covering the surface to a point just below the carination, but with a limited number of pock marks.)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 17.7 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Fritware, moulded and incised under a turquoise glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Rectangular paper label with serrated edge around bottom and right hand edge, a black rectangular border printed around the edge

  • Text: “Lent by” (printed in black); below this “Brangwyn”(typed in black); below this ‘133’ (hand written in black ink)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil

  • Text: ‘133’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.93-1935
Primary reference Number: 76403
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD.59
Old number: BP.133
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 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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