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Japanese water container with black Raku glaze, by Kenyzan V

Image attached to C.171-1934

An image of Japanese pottery. Water container. Miura, Kenya (Kenzan V) (Japanese, 1821-1889). Earthenware, thrown and turned with turned-out base having two wide pieces carved out of the rim. Light fawn base glaze partially covered with bands of white slip, boldly decorated with fern fronds in black, and green grass. A wide area of rough black Raku glaze represents the ground. A tong mark indicates a Raku firing. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, diameter, rim, 12.1 cm, diameter, water container, 13.1 cm, diameter, foot, 8.4 cm, circa 1800-1889. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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Japanese pottery. Water container. Miura, Kenya (Kenzan V) (Japanese, 1821-1889). Earthenware, thrown and turned with turned-out base having two wide pieces carved out of the rim. Light fawn base glaze partially covered with bands of white slip, boldly decorated with fern fronds in black, and green grass. A wide area of rough black Raku glaze represents the ground. A tong mark indicates a Raku firing. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, diameter, rim, 12.1 cm, diameter, water container, 13.1 cm, diameter, foot, 8.4 cm, circa 1800-1889. Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912).

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  • Accession Number: C.171-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 750 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 415.79kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2017:08:16 14:45:44

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19th Century brush painted container earthenware Edo Period Fitz_AA glazed Japanese Kenyan Miura Kenzan V Meiji Period painted pottery raku glazed slip slipware thrown turned vessel water container

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