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Sake bottle: C.150-1934

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Unknown (Pottery)


Stoneware bottle of bulbous form with small neck. Thrown and turned. Grey base glaze with horizontal streaks of white. Wave decoration on neck combed with stiff brush. Pours of green and light brown from shoulder. Neck dipped in dark green glaze. Circular ring on base from firing support, also two wad marks.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.50 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


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

Components of the work

Neck: composed of glaze ( drak green glaze) Parts: composed of glaze ( pours of green and light brown from shoulder) Repair: composed of lacquer Base: Diameter 11.10 cm
Bottle: Diameter 16.10 cm
Rim: Diameter 4.10 cm

Materials used in production

grey base glaze with horizontal streaks of white Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.150-1934
Primary reference Number: 72103
Brangwyn number: BJ.155
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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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