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Tea bowl: C.156-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Kenzan (Studio)

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Description

Footed pinkish stoneware tea bowl, thrown and turned. Crackled clear base glaze. Decorated with cherry trees and blossom in white, black and blue. Many areas of white glaze are missing, presumably due to mismatch of glaze and body. Some of these are dirty, others clean, suggesting glaze loss at different times.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th-early 19th century
Edo period (late)
Circa 1775 CE - Circa 1825 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigments ( white, black and blue)
Bowl Diameter 10.2 cm

Materials used in production

clear base Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Turning
Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: KENZAN signature
  • Location: On lower side of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.156-1934
Primary reference Number: 72226
Old number: BJ.74
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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