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Incense burner, no lid: C.184-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Mori Yogozayemon Yusetau




Low-fired stoneware incense burner in the form of a bowl supported by three Chinese boys (KARAKO). Three lion masks with loops appear between each boy. Yellow buff glaze with green tinge.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.80 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Banko (萬古) ⪼ Ise ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Edo period (late)
1830 CE - 1839 CE


Cf. seal of Morse 1203, p.100

Components of the work

Burner Diameter 14.00 cm

Materials used in production

yellow buff glaze with green tinge Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Hand built

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: BANKO and NISHON YUSETSU

  • Text: two square seals, Banko and Nihon Yusetsu
  • Location: On base of the burner
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.184-1934
Primary reference Number: 72743
Old number: 166
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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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