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Tea bowl: C.128-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Studio Ninsei (Pottery)


Tea bowl, thrown and turned, on a high foot which has a slot cut in it. Buff-coloured stoneware. Cream glazed with (worn) decoration of autumn flowers (convolvulus) and leaves in blue, green, red, brown enamels and gold over a white slip.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glasisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1799

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, red, brown) gold All Except Foot composed of glaze ( cream) slip ( white) Rim Diameter 11.00 cm
Foot Diameter 4.60 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Ninsei seal

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

Inscription present: circular white paper label

  • Text: 9 B.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper label

  • Text: 31-1934/G.Add/49
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.128-1934
Primary reference Number: 71725
Earlier object number: 49
Earlier object number: C. 31-1934
Old object number: BJ.9
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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