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Tea caddy: C.285 & A-1934

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Pottery: Unknown




Small footed stoneware jar of cylindrical form, thrown and turned. Inlaid decoration of rosettes, cranes and clouds, under a green celadon glaze. Three wad marks on foot are covered with gold lacquer. The ivory cover is greatly warped, and decayed underneath


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.00 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


13th Century-14th Century, Early
Goryeo Dynasty (918 - 1392)
Circa 1200 CE - Circa 1325 CE

Components of the work

Lid composed of ivory
Foot Diameter 3.20 cm
Tea Caddy Diameter 6.20 cm

Materials used in production

green celadon glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: three wad marks covered with gold lacquer
  • Location: On foot
  • Type: Wad mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.285 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74133
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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