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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware painted in underglaze black

  • Museum number:

    C.609-1923

  • 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)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware painted in underglaze black

Marks and inscriptions

'Yeiraku' impressed in relief

Dimensions

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

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Lotus flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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