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Tea bowl: C.191-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Unknown




Footed tea bowl with everted rim and irregular indentations. Sprigged rosette, also an impressed prancing horse with sprigged tether. Stoneware bowl covered with a pale green glaze with brown speckles. Another sprigged prancing horse with brown outline in the well.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, with Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Soma ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Edo period (1615-1868) / Meiji period (1868-1912)
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE


Cf.C.3-1921, C.148-1934, C.231-1934, C.254-1934 (possibly same potter as C.191-1934

Components of the work

Foot Diameter 5.00 cm
Rim Diameter 9.00 cm
Bowl Diameter 9.80 cm

Materials used in production

pale green glaze with brown speckles Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval seal with Soma in Japanese characters

  • Text: SOMA seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed mark SOMA
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: brushed SOMA overlying two other capital letters, one a B

  • Text: SOMA
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brush painting
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.191-1934
Primary reference Number: 72848
Brangwyn number: 96
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 July 2016 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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