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Jar: OC.7-1943

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown




Earthenware with applied decoration, covered in a green glaze

Buff earthenware, probably wheel thrown, with applied decoration on the shoulder covered in a thick greenish glaze
Shape: flat base and a pear shaped body on an angled neck which flares slightly to a rolled, incised rim. Loop handles are attached to the neck and shoulder.
Decoration: applied cable decoration is applied in a wavey line on the shoulder. A crazed glaze coats the surface to the lower body and interior neck.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Sigismund Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 37.8 cm
Weight: 4,377 g
Width: 26.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


8th-10th century
Circa 700 CE - Circa 999 CE

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Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( greenish, coats the surface to the lower body)
Interior Neck composed of glaze ( greenish)
Rim Diameter 12.1 cm
Base Diameter 12.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, probably wheel thrown, with applied decoration on the shoulder covered in a thick greenish glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.7-1943
Primary reference Number: 77817
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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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