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Tea bowl: C.153-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Kenzan (Imitation)

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Description

Footed stoneware tea bowl, thrown and turned. Silver metal band over rim. Creamy glaze, decorated with plants in brown, green, purple and blue.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

Note

This bowl is not by Kenzan although it bears the two brushed characters for Kenzan

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( brown, green, purple, and blue)
Foot Diameter 4.2 cm
Rim, Bowl Diameter 6.6 cm

Materials used in production

cream Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Turning
Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Imitation KENZAN

  • Text: KENZAN
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed in black ink
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.153-1934
Primary reference Number: 72173
Old number: BJ.80
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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