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Incense container: C.164 & A-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Potter: Ogata, Kenzan (1663-1743)

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Description

Hand-built and faceted stoneware incense base with lid. Light buff body, the base with an iron slip. A darker buff glaze is followed by pine tree decoration in brown iron, and white.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.40 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th or 18th Century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1600 - 1743

Components of the work

Decoration composed of iron slip ( brown iron and white)
Rim Of The Base Diameter 5.00 cm
Lid Diameter 6.20 cm Height 2.30 cm
Base Diameter 6.20 cm Height 2.60 cm

Materials used in production

light buff glaze and dark buff glaze Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing
Hand-built
Faceted

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.164 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 72369
Old number: BJ.57
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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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