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Tea bowl: OC.1-1940

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Footed tea bowl, thrown and turn. Black Raku glaze with cream-coloured crane in flight, a tortoise, and three trees (pine, plum and bamboo in resist). Three wad marks on foot rim. Tong marks inside and out imprinted in the glaze.

Notes

History note: Unknown before G.D. Hornblower, OBE

Legal notes

Given by G.D. Hornblower, OBE

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.80 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940-02-22) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE

Dating

19th century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1800 - Circa 1899

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( cream)
Bowl Diameter 11.70 cm
Foot Diameter 4.80 cm

Materials used in production

black Raku Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Turning
Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: imitation KENZAN signature in large retangle

  • Text: KENZAN
  • Location: Near foot rim
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.1-1940
Primary reference Number: 77536
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Audit data

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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