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Jar: C.94-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, carved under a turquoise glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown and moulded under a turquoise glaze
Shape: pear-shaped jar tapering towards a small foot ring with cylindrical neck and everted bead rim. A prominent ridge on the interior body marks the join between the wheel thrown lower section and the moulded upper section. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body, terminating on the foot ring.
Exterior: moulded on the shoulder, a band of floriated calligraphic Kufic-style script.
Interior: covered with glaze, which is thicker on the neck


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased from the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.6 cm
Weight: 914 g
Width: 17.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1199 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( turquoise, runs unevenly over the lower body, terminating on the foot ring.)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise, thicker on the neck)
Base Diameter 7.3 cm
Rim Diameter 9.3 cm
Lower Body
Upper Body

Materials used in production


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 ‘22’ (hand written in black ink), ‘50’ (on the right hand side, hand written in pencil and crossed through).
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: hand written in pencil

  • Text: illegible
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.94-1935
Primary reference Number: 76420
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD.59
Old number: BP.22
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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