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Water container: C.20 & A-1935

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Stoneware jar, freely thrown, with everted flat rim. Slightly tapering cylindrical shape. Dark yellow/brown glaze. Natural ash deposits from wood firing. Stone inclusions visible. The wooden lid has black lacquered surface with coral red knob.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Given by Frank Brangwyn

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Tamba ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-05-01) by Brangwyn, Frank


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


Could possibly be Mino ware

Components of the work

Lid composed of wood lacquer Diameter 14.8 cm Height 2.1 cm
Base Diameter 11.2 cm
Rim Diameter 15.2 cm
Jar Diameter 16.4 cm Height 15.9 cm

Materials used in production

dark yellow / brown Glaze
natural ash deposits from wood firing Ash glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20 & A-1935
Primary reference Number: 72982
Old number: BJ.189
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 15 October 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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