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Tea bowl: C.125-1934

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Potter: Ryonyu (Raku IX)




Hand-built footed tea bowl of brownish grey stoneware with tong mark.Covered with a shiny black glaze particularly thick around the lip; decorated with a shape said to be like Mt Fuji on one side in a clear-glazed area. Five small wad marks inside well. Lacquer repair on lip.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.20 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - 1834


Cf. C.124-1934 for tong mark

Components of the work

Part composed of raku glaze ( black) glaze ( clear)
Bowl Diameter 11.10 cm
Foot Diameter 4.50 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Raku mark with round rim

  • Text: RAKU
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.125-1934
Primary reference Number: 71669
Old number: BJ.88
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 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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