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Water container: C.306 & A-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown (Perhaps)




Stoneware container thrown, altered to diamond shape then joined to flat base and top, before turning out the upper hole and rim (?). Brown glaze overall with thin black slip applied and wiped. Lower panel each side ‘painted‘ with rubber stamp, with white glaze applied four times in pattern of flowers on diaper background. Lid of same body and glaze with three impressed flowers, one in white. Mark of circular kiln support on base.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, Early
Meiji Period (1868-1912) / Taisho period (1912-1926)
Circa 1900 - Circa 1925

Components of the work

Lower Panel composed of glaze ( white)
Lid Diameter 10.70 cm Height 2.10 cm
Rim Diameter 11.40 cm
Container Diameter 23.30 cm Height 15.40 cm

Materials used in production

black Slip
brown Glazing (coating)

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.306 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 166465
Old number: BJ. 163
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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