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Tea bowl: C.244-1934

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Potter: Ichiro Takayoshi




Footed grey stoneware bowl, thrown and turned, of hemispherical form with small spout. Interior: gold powder partially covered with black glaze. Exterior: chatter marks visible, irregular black glaze around rim, with runs. Painted spring flowers in dark grey and brown, also pale yellow, red and green below. Splash of black glaze inside foot. Three wad marks on foot rim.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.80 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Edo Period (1615-1868)# ⪼ 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 CE - Circa 1899 CE


See 'Catalogue of Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery' by Edward S. Morse, Charles E. Tuttle Company. Rutland, Vermount and Tokyo 1979. p. 302, no.4115

Components of the work

Interior composed of glaze ( black) gold powder
Exterior composed of glaze ( black)
Decoration composed of paint ( dark grey, brown, pale yellow, red and green)
Foot composed of glaze ( splash of black glaze inside foot) Diameter 6.20 cm
Rim Diameter 15.30 cm
Bowl Diameter 16.30 cm

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Kikko seal and ICHIRO

  • Text: Oval Kikko seal and incised ICHIRO mark
  • Location: By the foot rim
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.244-1934
Primary reference Number: 73518
Old number: BJ.46
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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