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Tea bowl: C.203-1934

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Object information


Unknown (Pottery)


Footed tea bowl, thrown and turned. Coarse dark brown stoneware with grey-white glaze, heavily crackled and pitted, with a copper-green splash. Restored with gold lacquer. Indentation under the green splash. Spiral in well.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.00 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shigaraki ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th-19th century
Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1899 CE

Components of the work

Splash: composed of glaze ( copper-green) Rim: composed of lacquer ( gold) Bowl: Diameter 11.30 cm
Foot: Diameter 6.30 cm

Materials used in production

coarse dark brown Stoneware grey-white Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.203-1934
Primary reference Number: 73028
Brangwyn number: 134
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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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