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Tea bowl: C.169-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Kenzan (Studio)

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Description

Footed stoneware bowl of hemispherical from. Clear base glaze. Decoration of cherry trees with blossom, early medieval noble couple, with retainers, and coach. Inside, cherry blossom and small bird, possibly skylark, against hazy background. Colours in brown, blue and white.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.20 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 19th century
Edo period (late)
Circa 1845 CE - Circa 1865 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigments ( brown, blue and white)
Rim Diameter 17.20 cm
Foot Diameter 6.60 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 in retangular border
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.169-1934
Primary reference Number: 72461
Old number: BJ.138
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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