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Tea caddy: C.276 & A-1934

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Grey stoneware tea caddy of KATATSUKI (square-shouldered) form with everted rim. Incised ring just above mid-height. Initial (diagonal) dip of top in Tenmoku glaze, followed by dip in transparent glaze. NAMAKO (sea slug) effect. On one side, possibly wood-ash deposition in firing. The cover is in two parts; the top is deteriorated and warped ivory, the plug part of wood.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.40 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Components of the work

Lid Plug composed of wood Lid composed of ivory Rim Diameter 3.00 cm
Foot Diameter 3.60 cm
Tea Caddy Diameter 5.70 cm

Materials used in production

Tenmoku glaze followed by dip in transparent glaze to achieve NAMAKO (sea slug) effect Glazing (coating) Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Initial (diagonal) dip of top in Tenmoku glaze, followed by dip in transparent glaze. NAMAKO (sea slug) effect. On one side, possibly wood-ash deposition in firing.
Altering and incising Turning Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.276 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74032
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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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