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Bowl: OC.152-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware painted in three colours under a transparent glaze

Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green, brown and yellow slip under a glaze with light green tinge.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with a triangular rim on a disc base.
Interior: surface is divided into four quadrants by a central green cross. In the quadrants four palmettes, coloured with yellow and green, are painted on a brown cross hatched background. In places the paint has run under the glaze. Three scar marks on the base indicate the use of a tripod stacking device in the kiln.
Exterior: undecorated except for the glaze that extends to the underside of the base.


History note: Bought from Garabed, Sept. 1923

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael bequest, 1941, received, 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Weight: 591 g
Width: 22.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


10th Century
Circa 900 - Circa 999


Inanimate buffware

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of slip ( yellow, green and brown painted under the glaze)
Base Diameter 11 cm
Rim Diameter 22.3 cm

Materials used in production

transparent, green tinged Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, wheel thrown, painted in green, brown and yellow slip under a glaze with light green tinge
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square paper label with serrated bottom edge

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART LONDON 1931’ (printed in black around the edge), ‘R 10’ (hand written in black on a printed black line)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Square paper label, adhered to the underside of the base

  • Text: ‘CITY OF MANCHESTER ART GALLERY’ and coat of arms, printed in grey, hand written in black ‘5376’ and ‘B.H. -137L’ and ‘5545’ (later crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: Small circular paper labels, one blank and the other hand written in black

  • Text: ‘10’
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.152-1946
Primary reference Number: 77586
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 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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