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Cup: O.83B-1946

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of white jade tripod cups in the shape of an ancient bronze ritual vessel, jue. The body of the tripod consists of two small capped posts and two intertwined dragons on the rim, a concave upper part that flares outward to the rim, and three legs decorated with geometric clouds patterns. The central part of the body decorated with two panels of dragons and phoenices against a geometric background. Inscribed underneath “Da Qing Qianlong Fang Gu (Great Qing Emperor Qianlong imitation of the antique)”


History note: Sir Percival David 1924, Purchased by Sir Percival David in 1924 from a bank in Peiping. They were part of the collection from the Forbidden City held in security for a loan made to the last Chinese Emperor. The yellow paper labels read “Eastern Hall No.344” , “No.1 category 600”, “no.1 category jia”, Presented by Sir Percival David, July 1931

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Ch’ien Lung, 1736-95
1736 - 1795

Materials used in production

Nephrite. Pale evenly coloured stone except for localised brown colouration on flat "inner" side, which adjoins O.83A. O.83B has substantially more brown colour than O.83A. Jade

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.83B-1946
Primary reference Number: 138832
Oscar Raphael: 155
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 17 January 2024

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

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