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Tea bowl: C.2-1917

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Unknown (Pottery)


Footed stoneware tea bowl, thrown and turned, with a wave cut on the edge of the foot rim. Brown glaze applied, followed by a very thick slip of clay with greater shrinkage on firing. A broad curved band of black glaze is then brushed on. In the firing the slip layer shrinks more and fragments giving ‘dragon scale’ effect.


History note: Unknown before Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ryumonji ⪼ Satsuma ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-07-03) by Raphael, Oscar C.


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( black) Exterior composed of slip ( very thick slip of clay) Rim Diameter 11.40 cm
Foot Diameter 5.10 cm

Materials used in production

brown Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1917
Primary reference Number: 73188
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 February 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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