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Jar: OC.6-1943

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Fritware painted in black under a turquoise glaze

Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze
Shape: everted, ledge rim on a body with straight sides descending via a carination onto a low, wide foot ring. A strap handle is attached to the rim and to a mid point on the body.
Exterior: painted in black lines under a turquoise glaze that runs over the surface to a point just above or on the carination. Thin spots of glaze are present on the under side of the foot ring. A fragment of another pot is adhered to the lower body due to poor firing conditions.
Interior: covered with turquoise glaze, no other decoration visible.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm
Weight: 576 g
Width: 17.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-03-03) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


12th-13th Century
Circa 1200 CE - 1350 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( black) glaze ( turquoise)
Interior composed of glaze ( turquoise)
Rim Diameter 16.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.1 cm
Exterior Body

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff fritware, probably wheel thrown, painted in black under a turquoise glaze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.6-1943
Primary reference Number: 77777
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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