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Water container: C.171-1934

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Maker(s)

Miura, Kenya (Kenzan V) (1821-1889) (Potter)

Description

Earthenware water container, 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.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangywn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1800 CE - 1889 1889 CE

Components of the work

Exterior: composed of glaze ( black Raku glaze) Decoration: composed of pigment ( black and green) white slip Rim: Diameter 12.1 cm
Water Container: Diameter 13.1 cm
Foot: Diameter 8.4 cm

Materials used in production

light fawn base glaze Glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENYA

  • Text: KENYA brushed in brown
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed mark
  • Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.171-1934
Primary reference Number: 72489
Old number: BJ.147
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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