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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.

Legal notes

Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

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

Relative size of this object

27 cm3.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th-early 20th Century
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: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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