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Bowl: OC.177-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware coated in a white slip painted in four colours under a clear glaze

Red earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in brown yellow, green and red under a clear glaze.
Shape: conical bowl with a plain rim, sits on an uneven disc base
Interior: the rim is painted with brown crescents. On the body a bejewelled, stylised bird with head plume is painted in four colours in the ‘sari’ style. Around the bird three medallions are painted in yellow and brown.
Exterior: undecorated except for a white slip that extends to the lower body.


History note: Oscar Raphael Bequest

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Oscar Raphel Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.8 cm
Weight: 294 g
Width: 18 cm

Relative size of this object

18 cm6.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 20th century
Circa 1900 - Circa 1925


Sari style

School or Style

modern reproduction

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( brown yellow, green and red) glaze ( colourless) slip ( white)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( white)
Rim Diameter 18 cm
Base Diameter 8.6 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Red earthenware, wheel thrown, coated in a white slip painted in brown yellow, green and red under a clear glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small circular paper label

  • Text: '14.'
  • Location: Exterior base
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.177-1946
Primary reference Number: 77616
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 June 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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