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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware painted in underglaze black

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 2

Physical description

Tea bowl of red stoneware, painted in underglaze black. Outside, a band of formalised lotuses on a continuous stem, with panels below; inside, the character of longevity surrounded by an unglazed ring. Base unglazed.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stoneware painted in underglaze black

Marks and inscriptions

'Yeiraku' impressed in relief


Height: 9.2 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the Bowes collection; sale catalogue no. 885.

From sale of the Charles Holme collection of Japanese pottery, 24 Sept., 1923, Lot 36.

Descriptive line

Tea bowl of stoneware, painted in underglaze black; Japan, Kyoto, Edo period, early 19th century




Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers


Ceramics; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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