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Incense container: C.302 & A-1934

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Studio Kenzan (Pottery)


Moulded stoneware base and lid of very irregular shape in pale grey clay. Decorated outside with creamy base glaze covered by scene of a castle by a lake with four boats, pine trees and house, in brown and blue. Inside, bands of gold and blue on a cream base, representing clouds. On sides, geometrical pattern in blue.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frsnk Brangwyn, using the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.40 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1799 1799

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of pigment ( brown, blue and gold) Rim: Diameter 11.00 cm
Base: Diameter 12.00 cm Height 2.10 cm
Lid: Diameter 12.10 cm Height 1.60 cm

Materials used in production

creamy base glaze Glaze pale grey clay Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Moulded

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.302 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 74329
Old number: BJ.95
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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