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Tea bowl: C.131-1934

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Ryonyu (Raku IX)




Hand-built footed tea bowl of red-brown earthenware covered with a deep red glaze stained dark green in places; very rough and irregular. A shallow hollow in the centre of the bowl.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


19th Century, Early#
Edo Period (1615-1868)#
Circa 1800 - Circa 1834


Ryonyu often copied (Raku III) Donyu's style

Components of the work

Rim Diameter 10.9 cm
Bowl Diameter 12.4 cm
Foot Diameter 5.5 cm
All Except Foot

Materials used in production

red-brown Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Raku mark with round rim

  • Text: RAKU
  • Location: Centre of base
  • Method of creation: Impressed in circular seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.131-1934
Primary reference Number: 138635
Old number: BJ.79
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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