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Water container: C.170-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Kenzan (Studio)




Red stoneware water container, thrown and turned, with lid gallery. Roughly cylindrical, with swollen body. Grey crackled glaze, decorated with autumn flowers and leaves, in white with black outlines.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1775 - Circa 1799

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( white and black)
Rim Diameter 12.20 cm
Water Conainer Diameter 13.80 cm
Base Diameter 8.60 cm

Materials used in production

grey glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: Kenzan brushed mark in panel on side
  • Location: In panel on side
  • Method of creation: Brushed mark
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.170-1934
Primary reference Number: 72478
Old number: BJ.22
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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