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Tea bowl: C.240-1934

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Potter: Ryonyu (Raku IX)




Hand-built footed tea bowl of irregular shape with thick orange-red glaze on a buff-coloured body of rough Raku clay containing particles of sand. Raku spiral in the foot ring.
With an impressed mark.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1775 - 1834

Components of the work

Most Of Surface composed of glaze ( thick orange-red)
Rim Diameter 10.90 cm
Bowl Diameter 11.40 cm
Foot Diameter 5.20 cm

Materials used in production

rough Raku clay containing particles of sand Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: RYONYU

  • Text: Raku mark ( Ryonyu )
  • Location: On side near the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.240-1934
Primary reference Number: 73452
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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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