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Incense burner: OC.4 & A-1934

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Pottery: Unknown




Stoneware incense burner with foot rim and three spur feet. White body, thrown and turned to cylindrical form. Small buttons of clay applied and carved to produce spring and autumn blossoms (cherry and maple). ‘Chain‘ carved on upper face of rim. White glaze with overglaze brush decoration of spider’s web and spider. Elegant lid of silver alloy (SHIBUICHI), pierced with holes in the shape of cherry and maple blossoms.


History note: Unknown before Lt. Col. Kenneth Dingwall, DSO.

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934-09-20) by Dingwall, Kenneth, Lt Col., DSO


18th Century, Late
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Circa 1775 - Circa 1799

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pigment ( black)
Lid composed of sliver alloy Diameter 4.70 cm Height 1.80 cm
Foot Rim Diameter 2.30 cm
Pot Diameter 6.20 cm Height 5.90 cm

Materials used in production

white Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.4 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 77708
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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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