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Sake bottle: C.315-1934

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Unknown (Pottery)


Stoneware bottle of double gourd shape. Thrown and turned, inset base. Dark brown glaze on lower half (with some crawling); mottled brown and dark green on upper half.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.10 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Circa 1875 - Circa 1925 1925

Components of the work

Lower Half Of Bottle: composed of glaze ( dark brown) Upper Half Of Bottle: composed of glaze ( mottled brown and dark green) Rim: Diameter 1.90 cm
Bottle: Diameter 10.10 cm Diameter 6.90 cm
Base: Diameter 6.70 cm

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Techniques used in production

Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.315-1934
Primary reference Number: 74430
Old number: B.118
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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