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Tea bowl: C.254-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Footed tea bowl with everted rim and irregular indentations. Sprigged rosette also an impressed prancing horse with sprigged tether. Bowl covered with an off-white glaze with black flecks. Light blue band at rim, with a few small red patches. Another prancing horse with brown outline in the well.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.00 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Soma ⪼ 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


Cf.C3-1921; C.148-1934; C.191-1934(possibly same potter as C.254-1934); C.231-1934.

Components of the work

Rim composed of glaze ( light blue)
Foot Diameter 5.10 cm
Bowl Diameter 8.90 cm

Materials used in production

off-white glaze with black flecks Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: SOMA

  • Text: oval shape SOMA seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed in a oval mark
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: retangular white paper label

  • Text: Prov: Iwaki Soma
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Typed in ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.254-1934
Primary reference Number: 73687
Brangwyn number: BJ.123
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Audit data

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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