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Beaker: C.97-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Fritware, carved under a white glaze

Fritware, probably wheel thrown, with carved decoration under a white glaze
Shape: flaring conical beaker, descends via a carination onto a low, wide foot ring.
Exterior: scallops on the upper body below a relief concentric band below the rim. On the lower body vertical lines radiate towards a horizontal line just above the carination. Glaze terminates unevenly on the foot ring.
Interior: undecorated, except for glaze.


History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.2 cm
Weight: 165 g
Width: 11.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century, Late-13th Century, Early#
Circa 1150 CE - Circa 1258 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior Body composed of glaze ( white, terminating unevenly on the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 11.7 cm
Base Diameter 6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, probably wheel thrown, with carved decoration under a white 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); below that 'Brangwyn' (typed) below that '18' (hand written in ink, at centre), left of that is printed 'No.' and hand written '60' (in pencil, encircled). On the upper left hand side smaller hand written pencil ‘56' (crossed out)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white oval label, hand written in pencil

  • Text: ‘393 / N.Y'
  • Location: Exterior base, underneath Brangwyn label
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-1935
Primary reference Number: 76477
Old accession number: 4-1935
Old object number: G.ADD 59
Old number: BP.18
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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