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Japanese pottery tea bowl with cranes

Image attached to C.219-1934

An image of Japanese pottery. Tea Bowl. Unknown pottery, Japan, Kyoto. Footed cylindrical tea bowl with bright orange-red body. Underglaze decoration of seven cranes in a green and white landscape, the whole covered with a clear glaze which has degraded. The foot and the base of the bowl appear to be covered with a clear varnish. Earthenware, hand built with clear underglaze, brush painting decoration, height 8.70 cm, diameter, rim, 11.90 cm, largest, diameter, bowl, 12.00 cm, diameter, foot, 5.50 cm, circa 1775-circa 1825. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Japanese pottery. Tea Bowl. Unknown pottery, Japan, Kyoto. Footed cylindrical tea bowl with bright orange-red body. Underglaze decoration of seven cranes in a green and white landscape, the whole covered with a clear glaze which has degraded. The foot and the base of the bowl appear to be covered with a clear varnish. Earthenware, hand built with clear underglaze, brush painting decoration, height 8.70 cm, diameter, rim, 11.90 cm, largest, diameter, bowl, 12.00 cm, diameter, foot, 5.50 cm, circa 1775-circa 1825. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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  • Accession Number: C.219-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 846 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 114.92kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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18th Century 19th Century birds bowl brush painted crane cranes earthenware Edo Period Fitz_AA foot footed glazed hand built handmade Japanese Kyoto Meiji Period painted pottery tea bowl teabowl underglaze

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