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Bowl with lid: C.269-1934

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Kyuraku (Yasuke)




Earthenware bowl and lid of globular form. Thrown and turned. Roughened surface covered with green glaze. Incised decoration filled with gold powder. Spur marks on base. White glaze inside. Lid similar with moulded (?) knob of flower form (chrysanthemum?) in white.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Edo Period (Japanese period, 1615-1868), Late
Circa 1845 - Circa 1865


For mark see Morse 3733

Components of the work

Exterior composed of glaze ( green)
Knob composed of earthenware ( moulded)
Decoration composed of gilding ( the incised decoration filled with gold powder)
Interior composed of glaze ( white)
Rim Diameter 14.30 cm
Bowl Diameter 15.80 cm Height 7.20 cm
Lid Diameter 15.90 cm Height 5.30 cm
Base Diameter 9.80 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KYURAKU

  • Text: KYURAKU round seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.269-1934
Primary reference Number: 166464
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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