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Small plate: C.183A-1934

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Maker(s)

Studio Kenzan (Pottery)

Description

A square stoneware plate, small and shallow. Underglaze brushwork of pine in black, together with inscriptions in Chinese characters. Cloud decorations around the outside.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.00 cm
Width Of The Square: 9.50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1799

Note

This piece belongs to the three-piece set ( C.183A,B &C-1934)in the Fitzwilliam Museum Japnese Pottery collection

Components of the work

Decoration composed of brush painting ( black pigment)

Materials used in production

underglaze iron Glazing (coating) Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Hand-built

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the inscription is a five characters poem in Chinese describing the winter pine tree, it is painted by KENZAN

  • Text: five characters ( a short poem) describing the winter pine tree painted by KENZAN
  • Location: On plate
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark and inscriptions in Chinese

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.183A-1934
Primary reference Number: 72737
Old number: BJ.178
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 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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