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Tea caddy: C.292 & A-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown

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Description

Buff coloured porcelain tea caddy of TAIKAI (ocean) form. Thrown and turned. Clear glaze. Small unglazed lip-neck. Ivory lid with gilding inside

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.30 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

12th Century
Song Dynasty
Circa 1100 - Circa 1199

Note

Ivory lid replaces original cover, probably missing for a long time. ( No such lids survive. )

Components of the work

Inside Lid composed of gilt
Lid composed of ivory
Rim Diameter 2.90 cm
Base Diameter 3.40 cm
Tea Caddy Diameter 5.90 cm

Materials used in production

clear glaze Glaze
Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)
Turning
Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.292 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74212
BJ.113
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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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