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Wine cup: O.1-1982

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Gilt bronze wine cup with dragon handles. Of four lobed outline, standing on an oval foot ring. The exterior is engraved with a band of peonies and foliage.


History note: Formerly on loan since 1977. Purchased by Dr Smith from Bluett & Son Ltd, 48 Davies Street, London, W1.

Legal notes

Given by Dr Sydney Smith

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.4 cm
Height: 3.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-03-08) by Smith, Sydney, Dr


1279 CE - 1368 CE

Materials used in production

Gilt bronze

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-1982
Primary reference Number: 138279
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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