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Incense container: C.300 & A-1934

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Pottery)

Description

Footed, fine straw coloured stoneware incense container of flat round form with lid. Pinkish cream glaze with detailed paintings: on cover, sage and scholars in a garden in a range of colours; similar on the lower sides of the base. Inside the lid is a well-painted dragon in gold.
The box contains a piece of rice-paper with writing.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Frank Brangywn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.00 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th-19th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1899 1899

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of pigment ( red, green, yellow, brown, blue) gold Rim: Diameter 9.00 cm
Lid: Diameter 9.50 cm Height 1.50 cm
Base: Diameter 9.50 cm Height 1.60 cm

Materials used in production

pinkish cream glaze Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Turning Throwing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: NINSEI

  • Text: NINSEI seal
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.300 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74310
Old number: BJ.173
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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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