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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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vase

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,0909.5

  • Description

    Earthenware vase, with relief-moulded decoration of peacocks forming a frieze around the upper part of the body, with stylised wave pattern below. The peacocks and waves glazed in turquoise blue and deep blue against a gold-coloured basket-weave ground with deep blue rim. Factory marks and signature.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1908 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Comment

        Printed underglaze green factory mark for Rorstarnd
      • Inscription Type

        signature/monogram
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        Alf Wallander
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in underglaze green
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2000,0909.5

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