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Tea bowl: C.189-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Yuko




Grey earthenware with salmon pink slip (?) which is in turn covered
with a pale blue clear Raku glaze. The sides are ribbed. The pink colour that shows through especially on the ridges may be due to oxidation of the clay under the glaze. The glaze showing various ‘oxidised ‘ colours, is probably semi-translucent. Imitated Raku spiral in the foot ring. Small hollow in base of well.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangywn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.60 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shigaraki ⪼ 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 - Circa 1865 CE


See: Morse nos.794 -796

Components of the work

All Except Foot composed of glaze ( pale blue clear Raku glaze) slip ( salmon pink)
Bowl Diameter 11.00 cm
Rim Diameter 11.10 cm
Foot Diameter 4.90 cm

Materials used in production

grey Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: YUKO

  • Text: YUKO in oval seal
  • Location: On side near foot
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.189-1934
Primary reference Number: 72818
Brangwyn number: BJ.64
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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