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Cup: O.8-1951

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Carver: Unknown

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Description

Pale white jade bowl, hollowed and carved with gnarled branches of prunus blossoms issuing from underneath. This design was very popular during the late Ming. It seems unlikely it was used as a drinking bowl as it is difficult to handle. It might be a brush washer for the scholar’s studio object or purely ornamental to show off the craftsmanship of its carver or the wealth of the owner

Notes

History note: Unknown before donors

Legal notes

Mrs May Cippico in accordance with the wishes of Mrs Constance Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm
Length: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951) by Cippico, May, Mrs

Dating

1500 CE - 1600 CE

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.8-1951
Primary reference Number: 138383
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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