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Tea bowl: C.241-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Ninsei (Studio)




Footed fine brown stoneware tea bowl, thrown and turned. Fine buff stoneware with creamy glaze decorated in red, green, pale blue and gold enamels. Decoration of red plum blossom and two bands of triangles in red and green near the rim. Repairs have been made using gold lacquer


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.40 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 - Circa 1825

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red, green, pale blue) gold
Repairs composed of lacquer
Rim Diameter 12.70 cm
Foot Diameter 4.70 cm

Materials used in production

fine buff Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: NINSEI

  • Text: NINSEI seal
  • Location: On left hand side of base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's seal

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.241-1934
Primary reference Number: 73465
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Audit data

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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