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Plate: OC.150-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip, carved under a yellow glaze

Red-brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, carved and covered with a yellow glaze
Shape: slightly up-turned rim, the body is flat and the base slightly convex, sits on a low foot ring.
Interior: a bull with a dog attacking its back against a background of scrolling vegetation. Below the bull a quadruped, possibly another dog, while above a bird perches in mid air. All figures and vegetation appear in yellow against a brown background, spots of brown appear on the body of the bull in particular which indicates that this colour may have been added as a secondary glaze.
Exterior: the body is slipped and glazed unevenly but otherwise undecorated.

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Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.3 cm
Weight: 671 g
Width: 27 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Circa 1875 - Circa 1920


Probably late 19th / early 20th century copy

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( brown, probably added at a later date than manufacture to achieve the Garrus ware effect) slip ( white) glaze ( yellow)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( white) glaze ( yellow)
Base Diameter 17.2 cm
Rim Diameter 27 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red-brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip, incised and covered with a yellow glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: pink rectangular label with serrated edge

  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: small white circular label

  • Text: 17
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART LONDON 1931’ (printed around edge), 'R17' (hand written in black)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.150-1946
Primary reference Number: 77581
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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