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Saucer dish: ML.25A-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of porcelain saucer dishes. With incised decoration under a pale greenish blue glaze, which covers the whole surface except for approximately .5cm on both sides of the rim. Circular with sloping sides and convex centre. The centre is incised with a formal plant motif. Qingbai ware

Oval label printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection' and inscribed in blue black ink 'D./34'

The base and the centre of the interior are worn, and there are several minute chips in the rim.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.2 cm
Height: 3.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Song Dynasty#
12th Century-13th Century
1100 - 1279

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Near Rim

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.25A-1992
Primary reference Number: 138730
Malcolm Collection: D./34
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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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