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Jar and cover: C.144 & A-1934

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Imitation Kenzan (Pottery)


Stoneware jar and lid, of globular shape. Thrown and turned with inset base. Thin light-grey base glaze with decoration of winter motifs, namely snow – covered pine trees and winter camellias, which continue over lid.


History note: Previously in Sir C. Allams Collection

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn, Frank


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Circa 1875 - Circa 1925

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint ( white, cream, green, red and dark brown) Base Daimeter 13.3 cm
Lid Diameter 17.1 cm Height 2.4 cm
Rim Diameter 17.2 cm
Jar Diameter 24.3 cm Height 13.6 cm

Materials used in production

jar and lid Stoneware thin light-grey baze glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: imitation KENZAN signature
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.144 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 72004
Old number: BJ.136
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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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