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Vase: O.52-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Mottled greenish-grey jade with ferric oxide veining in many places. Poor quality jade material with many flaws, creating the impression that the vase has been broken. Engraved and carved in low relief with archaic bronze designs; two dragon-head handles

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 30 cm
Width: 23.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Circa 1750 - 1850

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.52-1946
Primary reference Number: 138813
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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