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Animal figure: ML.7 & A-1992

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brown-grey nephrite using the skin of the pebble. The pony kneels with its head lowered. The underside is flat, and there is a square socket running upwards from the base to the top of the back.
Wooden stand of carved openwork foliage.

Rectangular label inscribed '707'. Perforated rectangle inscribed 'Malcolm' in blue.


History note: Major General Sir Neill Malcolm; Captain Dugald Malcolm Exhibited by the Burlington Fine Art Club in 1927

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Song Dynasty#
960 - 1279

Components of the work

Stand composed of wood Height 3.4 cm Length 6.8 cm
Horse composed of nephrite Height 4.5 cm Length 7.4 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label

  • Text: '707'
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 'Malcolm' in perforated rectangle
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue
  • Type: Owner's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.7 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 138737
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 May 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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