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Ember pot: C.263-1934

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Ogata, Kenzan (1663-1743) (Potter)
Ogata, Korin (1658 -1716) (Potter)


Hexagonal brown stoneware pot, slab-built with lifted base. Winter landscape decoration continues round all six sides, comprising temple by a lake, house, gazebo, trees, clouds and waves, in subdued colours; cream, blue, brown, black. Black rim. Cloud decoration continues inside.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th or 18th Century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
1658 - 1743


The landscape is almost certainly by Korin.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of brush painting pigments ( cream, blue, brown and black) Rim Diameter 14.20 cm
Base Diameter 14.50 cm

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Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: KENZAN signature in retangular frame
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.263-1934
Primary reference Number: 73828
Old number: BJ.94
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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