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Tea caddy: C.159 & A-1934

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Unknown (Pottery)


Stoneware tea caddy of katatsuki (square-shouldered) form, with everted rim. Thrown and turned. Dipped in thin iron glaze to within 1.4 cm of base. Then four pours of same glaze from the shoulder, followed by two brush marks in white slip, one on shoulder, and one on the side at the top.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th/19th Century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1899 1899 CE

Components of the work

Exterior: composed of glaze ( iron glaze) Decoration: composed of white slip Rim: Diameter 3.3 cm
Foot: Diameter 3.8 cm
Tea Caddy: Diameter 5.8 cm

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Techniques used in production

Turning Throwing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.159 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 72270
Brangwyn number: BJ.110
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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