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Bowl: OC.153-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 33


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in cream slip incised and painted in three colours under a clear glaze

Red brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a cream slip incised and coloured with green, brown and black, covered in a clear glaze.
Shape: hemispherical bowl with everted, T-shaped rim on a disc base that is cut away on the underside.
Interior: incised through a cream slip, a triangle and dot pattern on the rim; on the neck scalloped lines within crescent cartouche, all in alternating colours. On the base a brown hare with carved vegetal decoration on the body is surrounded by green and brown scrolling vegetation.
Exterior: remnants of cream slip below the rim and glaze running over the upper body, all probably residual from interior decoration.

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Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.9 cm
Weight: 954 g
Width: 25.4 cm

Relative size of this object

25.4 cm8.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


12th Century
Circa 1100 - Circa 1199

School or Style


Components of the work

Interior composed of painting underglaze ( brown, green, black - within incised lines) glaze ( clear) slip ( cream)
Exterior Upper Body composed of glaze ( clear, spills over from the interior)
Exterior Rim composed of slip ( cream, spills over from the interior)
Rim Diameter 25.4 cm
Base Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red brown earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a cream slip incised and coloured with green, brown and black, covered in a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edge on the upper and lower levels

  • Text: ‘INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PERSIAN ART, LONDON 1931' (printed in black), ‘R24’ (hand written in black)
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Printed, hand written
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: two circular paper labels

  • Text: one is blank, one is hand written in black with ‘24’
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Hand written
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.153-1946
Primary reference Number: 77587
Oscar Raphael: 24
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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