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Tea bowl: C.166-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Okuka Mokuhaku




Footed tea bowl, thrown and turned. Buff-coloured ware with clear straw-coloured glaze, decorated with a crayfish in dark brown. Circular hollow in base of well. Thin foot rim.
Impressed mark.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nara ⪼ Akahada ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Mid#
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1845 CE - 1871 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( brown)
All Except Foot composed of glaze ( clear straw-coloured)
Bowl Diameter 11.20 cm
Foot Diameter 4.70 cm

Materials used in production

buff-coloured Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Mokuhaku's seal in double ring

  • Text: MOKUHAKU
  • Location: On exterior near foot ring
  • Method of creation: Impressed in seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: Akahadayama seal

  • Location: On exterior near foot ring
  • Method of creation: Impressed in seal
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.166-1934
Primary reference Number: 72407
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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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