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Tea cup: C.61-2007

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Hamada, Shoji (Uncertain)




Stoneware, thrown, with brown glaze, and painting in iron-brown and dark cobalt-blue. Circular with slightly everted rim, deep sides contracting at the bottom into the low foot. The exterior above the contraction is glazed brown and this extends into the top of the interior where it stops at a irregular horizontal blue line. On opposing sides there is a small roughly oval reserve painted with a stylized plant motif in brown with a blue splodge for a flower. There are blue markings round the top (possibly a blue line which has run)


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by P.H.D.S. Wikramaratna in memory of his brother, Professor P.H. Diananda

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.6 cm
Height: 8.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Mashiko ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by Wikramaratna, P. H. D. S.


Third quarter of 20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1980 : dating uncertain.


Attributed to Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) on accession, but this seems doubtful

Components of the work

Part composed of glaze ( brown)
Decoration composed of iron-brown cobalt-blue
Most Surface

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, partly covered with brown glaze and painted in iron-brown and cobalt-blue

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61-2007
Primary reference Number: 158294
Entry form number: 976
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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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