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Jar and lid: C.22 & A-2016

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Wood fired Bizen seed jar (tane-tsubo) in high fired stoneware, with characteristic dark red brown body. Unglazed except for yellow ochre? goma? (patches of fly ash) on shoulder and rim. Some feldspar inclusions.
With throwing rings. Kiln mark incised on shoulder. There is also an incised line 2.5 times around the shoulder.


History note: Bought by Shakeshaft from Gas Kimishima, 11th November 2002

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Shakeshaft, John, Dr


16th Century
1500 CE - 1599 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

At Base Diameter 11.5 cm
At Extremeties Diameter 16.2 cm
Mark And Line

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Techniques used in production

Firing (heating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22 & A-2016
Primary reference Number: 207665
Sale catalogue photo number: K154
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Created: Tuesday 19 January 2016 Updated: Tuesday 11 December 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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