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Saucer dish: ML.25B-1992

Object information


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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./35'

Slight wear to glaze on base, and in the centre where there is a small star shaped crack.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15 cm
Height: 3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Song Dynasty
12th-13th Century
1100 - 1279

Components of the work

Near Rim

Materials used in production

Glaze Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing Incising

Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.25B-1992
Primary reference Number: 138731
Malcolm Collection: D./35
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 September 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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