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Bowl: O.79A-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of translucent jade bowls of milky white colour. Each of deep round form rising from a neatly finished straight footring. Although the bowls are unmarked, the quality of the jade, their shape and highly polished surfaces, as well as the surviving label with these bowls, indicate that they may have formed part of the imperial collection during Emperor Qianlong’s reign


History note: Bought from Messrs.Yamanaka, May 1921.Sold at Christie’s (May 1921) sale of the late Sir Robert Biddulph who looted them at the Summer Palace in 1861

Legal notes

O.C.Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.79A-1946
Primary reference Number: 138826
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 January 2014 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

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

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