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Crane: OC.129 & A-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Potter: Unknown




Earthenware crane, hand-formed and carved, with legs and feet on base. Pierced lid is part of the back. Base creamy white glaze, with black brush work on neck, beak, eyes and tail feathers. Orange-red patch with dark spots on top of head. Three linear firing supports visible on base.


History note: Unknown before Oscar Raphael

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.50 cm
Length: 17.40 cm
Width: 7.80 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.


17th Century, Late
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1675 CE - Circa 1799 CE


This incense burner (with lid) is top quality piece.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of brush painting ( black and orange-red pigments)

Materials used in production

creamy white glaze Glazing (coating)

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Hand-formed and carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.129 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 77551
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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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