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Vase: C.358 - 1934

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Nagai Iwakichi (Perhaps)




Very heavy stoneware vase of Meiping shape. Thrown and turned. Dark grey body. Green copper glaze which has been reduced in many areas to the metal giving a very dark red lustre. One side reveals flame effects in the firing. Grey metal rim, perhaps repair of damage.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.70 cm
Height: 31.20 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nagato ⪼ Ozuki ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Edo period (late)
Circa 1845 CE - Circa 1865 CE

Components of the work

Base Diameter 13.80 cm
Rim Diameter 5.50 cm

Materials used in production

green copper Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.358 - 1934
Primary reference Number: 167255
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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