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Sake bottle: C.309-1934

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Unknown (Pottery)


Footed stoneware bottle with long neck, thrown, turned and altered, with three deep indentations, one containing sprigged images of Hotei. Brown iron glaze. Splashes of cream and light brown glazes.


History note: Unknonw before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.30 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Tamba ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

Components of the work

Sake Bottle: Diameter 11.10 cm
Rim: Diameter 2.70 cm
Foot: Diameter 6.40 cm

Materials used in production

brown iron glaze, cream and light brown glaze Glazing (coating) Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) Altering Turning Throwing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.309-1934
Primary reference Number: 74370
Old number: B.120
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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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