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Sake flask: OC.2-1940

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Unknown (Pottery)


Stoneware flask of cylindrical form with two lugs and spout on lid, together with a small air hole. Light buff glaze with floral decoration of thistle and another autumn plant. Handle of vine fibres bound with bamboo.

Legal notes

Given by G. D. Hornblower

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.20 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1799 1799 CE

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of pigment ( brown, blue, white and black) Base: Diameter 9.20 cm
Sake Flask: Diameter 9.90 cm

Materials used in production

light buff glaze Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.2-1940
Primary reference Number: 77638
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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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