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Tea caddy: C.270 & A-1934

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Maker(s)

Ninsei studio (Pottery)

Description

Stoneware tea caddy of DOJIME (waisted) form, thrown and turned and squared with inverted rim and turned-out foot. Indented ring above mid-height. Matt light grey glaze to base. Decorated with RAIMON (thunder, key-fret) pattern at rim and SEIKAIHA (blue sea waves) pattern at waist.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glasiher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.90 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

Note

Cf.No.30 (p.10) in NIHON YAKIMONO SHUSEI, Vol.5

Components of the work

Decoration composed of painting ( red , blue, brown and yellow) Tea Caddy Diagonal 5.20 cm
Foot Diameter 2.70 cm
Rim Diameter 3.70 cm

Materials used in production

matt light grey glaze Glazing (coating) Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware tea caddy of DOJIME (waisted) form, thrown and turned and squared with inverted rim and turned-out foot. Indented ring above mid-height. Matt light grey glaze to base. Decorated with RAIMON (thunder, key-fret) pattern at rim and SEIKAIHA (blue sea waves) pattern at waist.
Glazing (coating) Turning Altering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: NINSEI

  • Text: Ninsei seal
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Kiln's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.270 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 73927
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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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