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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1750-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    (<i>Kanshitsu</i>) dry-lacquer base covered in brown lacquer with gold <i>hiramaki-e</i> lacquer (metal powder sprinkled on to a lacquer design before the lacquer has hardened so that it is in low relief).

  • Credit Line:

    Tomkinson Memorial Fund

  • Museum number:

    W.61-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tea bowl (chawan), of rough circular form and with a deep footring in imitation of one that has been deeply carved into the clay, kanshitsu (dry lacquer) body covered in brown lacquer in imitation of Bizen pottery with a chrysanthemum mon (family crest) in gold hiramaki-e lacquer (metal powder sprinkled on to a lacquer design before the lacquer has hardened so that it is in low relief).

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1750-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

(Kanshitsu) dry-lacquer base covered in brown lacquer with gold hiramaki-e lacquer (metal powder sprinkled on to a lacquer design before the lacquer has hardened so that it is in low relief).

Dimensions

Height: 7.63 cm, Diameter: 10.16 cm, Diameter: 10.16 cm

Descriptive line

Tea bowl, brown lacquer in imitation of Bizen pottery with a stylised chrysanthemum flower head in gold lacquer, Japan, 1750-1875

Materials

Lacquer

Techniques

Lacquering

Subjects depicted

Mon

Categories

Lacquerware; Containers; Drinking; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

East Asia Collection

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