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Chinese jade pomander carved with peony flowers

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An image of Pomander. Dark spinach green jade, carved and pierced with full-blown peony flowers and foliage. The base flanked by two peony head handles and the domed cover surmounted by three openwork peonies. The openwork design suggests that it was used for non-burning incense or aromatic substances, such as dried flowers. Nephrite, height 9.8 cm, length, including handles, 15 cm, diameter 10.2 cm, 1736-1795 AD. Chinese.

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Pomander. Dark spinach green jade, carved and pierced with full-blown peony flowers and foliage. The base flanked by two peony head handles and the domed cover surmounted by three openwork peonies. The openwork design suggests that it was used for non-burning incense or aromatic substances, such as dried flowers. Nephrite, height 9.8 cm, length, including handles, 15 cm, diameter 10.2 cm, 1736-1795 AD. Chinese.

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  • Accession Number: O.9 & A-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 800 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 101.44kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2007:12:08 17:17:02

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18th Century carved Chinese dark green Fitz_AA floral flowers green handled jade lidded nephrite Paeoniaceae paeony peonies peony perfume bottle pierced pomander

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