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Flower pot: ML.9-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




White unglazed porcelain flower pot and stand. Circular with deep almost straight sides and slightly convex base, pierced by five drainage holes. Ding yao type. With an oval label printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection', and inscribed in blue ink D. 134
Circular wooden stand with five legs.

There are brown stains around the interior, especially below the rim, and round the exterior near the base. A few stains and marks on the base. One leg of the stand is damaged on the inside.

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Loaned by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.3 cm
Height: 7.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: after AD 0960 : Sung dynasty or later

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.9-1992
Primary reference Number: 138739
Malcolm Collection: D. 134
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 May 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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