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Tea caddy: C.8-1935

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Unknown (Pottery)


Roughly potted, light grey stoneware tea jar. Very thinly coiled and thrown, globular form with turned-over rim and four lugs. Dipped in black glaze, then natural ash deposits give a dark olive. The body appears to have slumped during the firing.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Given by Frank Brangwyn

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Tachikui ⪼ Tamba ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-05-01) by Brangwyn, Frank


Late 17th Century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1675 CE - Circa 1699 CE


The body of this tea jar appears to have slumped during the firing

Components of the work

Parts composed of glaze ( black) Rim Diameter 10.8 cm
Jar Diameter 22.1 cm
Base Diameter 9.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing Turning

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: red lacquer writing, owner's name and 'KAO'
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brushed
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1935
Primary reference Number: 76161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 June 2021 Last processed: Saturday 12 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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