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Pair of scissors: O.229-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Pair of beaten silver alloy shears. The handle is a wire spring shaped and the cutters are slightly convex on one side, and flat on the other. Each of the flat sides is decorated with a flying bird and a palmette scroll, and each of the convex sides with confronted palmettes. The pattern is bounded by a narrow plain border and chased on a ground of regular ring matting.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received in 1946

Measurements and weight

Length: 14.9 cm
Width: 2.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

T’ang Dynasty (618-906)
Circa 618 CE - 906 CE

Components of the work

Blades

Materials used in production

Silver alloy

Techniques used in production

Chasing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.229-1946
Primary reference Number: 138331
Oscar Raphael number: 64
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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