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Bowl: ML.14A-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of porcelain stem bowls, with an ivory white glaze. The bow is of a hemispherical form, standing on a low narrow foot. The rim has six indentations and the interior of the bowl has six vertical ribs, creating the effect of a flower. On the exterior there is an incised horizontal band below the rim, and six short vertical lines corresponding to the interior ribs. Ding ware.
In a rectangular presentation box, covered on the exterior with dark blue leather, with a gold border on the top of the lid and along the upper edge of the box and interior edge of the lid. The interior of the lid is lined with white silk and the lower part is fitted and lined with royal blue silk and velvet. The top of the lid bears a rectangular brass plaque engraved with the inscription: 'To Mr Dugald Malcolm, vice marshal of the diplomatic corps 1957-65. From the heads of the mission in London'

With two labels. One is circular, printed in black 'John Sparks ltd 128 Mount Street. W'. Another is printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection' and inscribed 'D a/124'.


History note: Mr Dugald Malcolm

Legal notes

On loan from Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.5 cm
Height: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)


Northern Song (960-1127)
11th-12th Century
1000 CE - 1127 CE

Components of the work

Box Interior composed of silk
Lower Box Interior composed of velvet
Box composed of leather

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.14A-1992
Primary reference Number: 138719
Malcolm Collection: D a/124
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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