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Japanese tea caddy with ivory lid

Image attached to C.159 & A-1934

An image of Japanese pottery. Tea caddy with ivory lid. Unknown pottery, Japan, Satsuma. Of katatsuki (square-shouldered) form, with everted rim. Thrown and turned. Dipped in thin iron glaze to within 1.4 cm of base. Then four pours of same glaze from the shoulder, followed by two brush marks in white slip, one on shoulder, and one on the side at the top. Stoneware, glazed, brush painted, height 8.5 cm, diameter, rim, 3.3 cm, diameter, tea caddy, 5.8 cm, diameter, foot, 3.8 cm, circa 1700-circa 1899. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Japanese pottery. Tea caddy with ivory lid. Unknown pottery, Japan, Satsuma. Of katatsuki (square-shouldered) form, with everted rim. Thrown and turned. Dipped in thin iron glaze to within 1.4 cm of base. Then four pours of same glaze from the shoulder, followed by two brush marks in white slip, one on shoulder, and one on the side at the top. Stoneware, glazed, brush painted, height 8.5 cm, diameter, rim, 3.3 cm, diameter, tea caddy, 5.8 cm, diameter, foot, 3.8 cm, circa 1700-circa 1899. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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  • Accession Number: C.159 & A-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 777 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 524.26kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 32/1

Key words

18th Century 19th Century brush painted caddy Edo Period Fitz_AA glazed iron glaze Japanese katatsuki Meiji Period painted pottery Satsuma slip slipware stoneware taking tea tea caddy tea canister thrown turned

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