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Ryonyu (Raku IX) (Potter)


Hand-built footed tea bowl of irregular shape with thick orange-red glaze on a buff-coloured body of rough Raku clay containing particles of sand. Raku spiral in the foot ring.
With an impressed mark.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.90 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th or early 19th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1775 - 1834 1834

Components of the work

Most Of Surface: composed of glaze ( thick orange-red) Rim: Diameter 10.90 cm
Bowl: Diameter 11.40 cm
Foot: Diameter 5.20 cm

Materials used in production

rough Raku clay containing particles of sand Earthenware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: RYONYU

  • Text: Raku mark ( Ryonyu )
  • Location: On side near the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.240-1934
Primary reference Number: 73452
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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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