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Bowl with lid: C.168 & A-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Kenzan (Studio)




Footed stoneware bowl with lid, thrown and turned. White base glaze. Each piece has iris decoration in green and blue. Note that the lid has a handle in the form of a foot rim, and a flange which overlays the outside of the bowl. The lid bears the inscription ‘Copied Korin‘, painting by Kenzan.


History note: Presented to Frank Brangwyn by Urishibara

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1775 - Circa 1825

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( green and blue)
Bowl Diameter 13.40 cm Height 7.20 cm
Lid Diameter 14.50 cm Height 2.70 cm
Foot Diameter 6.00 cm

Materials used in production

white base glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN mark on side of bowl and on lid, also the inscription of 'Copied Korin' in black

  • Text: KENZAN mark on side of bowl and on lid, also the inscription of 'Copied Korin'
  • Location: On side of bowl and on lid
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.168 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 72440
Old number: BJ.212
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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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