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Jug: C.98-1935

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 33

Maker(s)

Unknown (Potter)

Description

Fritware painted in blue under a white glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue under a transparent white glaze.
Shape: straight neck on an inverted pear shaped body, sits on a narrow, flaring foot ring. A strap handle with small thumb rest is attached just below the rim and on the upper body.
Exterior: rim is painted blue. On the body groups of three vertical blue stripes are painted at regular intervals. Glaze runs unevenly over the lower body and in places onto the foot ring.
Interior: blue from the rim continues on the interior. Glaze covers the neck only.

Notes

History note: Frank Brangwyn RA, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.7 cm
Weight: 441 g
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

14 cm16.7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1220 CE

School or Style

Seljuk

Components of the work

Interior Rim composed of pigment ( blue, runs from exterior) Exterior composed of pigment ( blue) Exterior Body composed of glaze ( white, transparent, runs unevenly over the lower body and in places onto the foot ring) Interior Neck composed of glaze ( white, transparent) Base Diameter 6.5 cm
Rim Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Fritware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue 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) and ‘37’ (crossed through on the right hand side). Any further markings are rubbed off
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: written directly onto object surface

  • Text: 320
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.98-1935
Primary reference Number: 76491
Old number: BP.10?
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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

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