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Bowl with spout: C.228-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Kenzo (Sekune Benjiro)




Footed and spouted stoneware pouring bowl, with the rim folded over. Chocolate brown body with felspar grains, unglazed. Brushed decoration in enamel colours (inside and out) of autumn flowers in white, green, grey and black, over a patch of white slip on one side. Foot ring not completely scooped out.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


In the style of Kenzo ( Sakune Benjiro) cf. Fig.146, p.176 of 'The Art of Ogata Kenzan' ( Richard L. Wilson)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( white, green, grey and black)
Exterior composed of slip ( white)
Bowl Diameter 13.50 cm
Foot Diameter 7.00 cm
White Height 7.50 cm

Materials used in production

chocolate brown body with felspar grains Stoneware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZO ( SEKUNE BENJIRO)

  • Text: Kenzo ( Sekune Benjiro ) characters in an oval seal
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.228-1934
Primary reference Number: 73307
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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