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Bowl: C.204-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Studio Kenzan (Pottery)

Description

Stoneware jar (without the lid) of globular shape. Thrown and turned. Inset base. Buff base glaze with decoration of spring flowers, namely cherry blossom and camellias in white, red, blue, yellow, also leaves in green and black, trunk and branches in brown and black.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangywn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.70 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint ( white, red, blue, yellow, green, brown and black) Base Diameter 13.00 cm
Rim Diameter 16.20 cm
Bowl Diameter 22.50 cm

Materials used in production

buff base glaze Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: KENZAN signature in dark brown
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.204-1934
Primary reference Number: 73040
Old number: BJ.47?
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 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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