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Tea caddy: C.288 & A-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Tall, irregular shaped, stoneware tea caddy of KATATSUKI (square-shouldered) form, with prominent throwing rings. Vertical slicing and incisions. Pushed out at base. Indistinct Oribe brush marks in black round the top. Thin Tenmoku glaze.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.60 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Mino ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century or earlier
Momoyama Period (1573-1615)-Edo Period (1615-1868)#
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1699 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( black)
Rim Diameter 2.90 cm
Tea Caddy Diameter 6.10 cm

Materials used in production

Tenmoku glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Slicing and incising

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KAO is the owner's name and the date of 1715

  • Text: Kao (owner's signature) incised triangle on base, together with possible date 1715
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Owner's signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.288 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74165
Old number: BJ.28
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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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