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Saucer: ML.19-1992

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

White stoneware saucer with incised decoration under an ivory glaze. Circular with shallow sloping sides. The flat centre is incised with a lotus flower and foliage. The rim is mounted with what may be copper, which has rusted. Ding yao.

Oval label printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection' and inscribed in blue black ink 'D./98'. There is another oval label inscribed in black '104'

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.6 cm
Height: 2.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Northern Song (960-1127)
960 - 1127

Components of the work

Rim composed of copper ( possibly)

Materials used in production

Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing
Incising

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.19-1992
Primary reference Number: 138725
Malcolm Collection: D./98
104
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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