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Small plate: C.183C-1934

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Maker(s)

Studio Kenzan (Pottery)

Description

A square stoneware plate, small and shallow. Underglaze brushwork of ivy plant in black, together with inscriptions in Chinese characters. Cloud decorations around the outside.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.00 cm
Width Of The Square Plate: 9.50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1799 1799

Note

This piece also belongs to the three-piece set ( C.183A,B&C-1934) in the Japnese Pottery Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of brush painting ( black pigment)

Materials used in production

iron undergalze Glazing (coating) Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Hand-built

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: five Chinese characters poem read ' the charming spring ivy blooming all over the valley' painted by KENZAN

  • Text: five Chinese characters poem and the signature KENZAN painted on the plate
  • Location: On the plate
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Maker's mark and inscriptions in Chinese

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.183C-1934
Primary reference Number: 72739
Old number: BJ.178
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 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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