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Vase: C.256-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Furutani, Michio




Large spherical wood-fired stoneware vase, fired on its side on three shells. Strong natural ash deposits with green glaze runs. Feldspar grains in the body. Shigaraki style.
Accompanied by a signed box (Tombaku).


History note: Bought by Shakeshaft from Gregg Baker (Asian Art), Kensington Church Street, 25th September 2002

Legal notes

Bequeathed by John Shakeshaft

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century
After 1946 CE - Before 2000 CE

Materials used in production

Ash deposit

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FM
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Written in Japanese

  • Text: Shigaraki vase made by Michio?
  • Location: Box
  • Method of creation: Inscribed?
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.256-2016
Primary reference Number: 207902
Sale catalogue photo number: K57
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Audit data

Created: Monday 25 January 2016 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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