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Vase imitating the archaic gu: O.117-1946

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Vase imitating the archaic gu


Maker: Unknown




Vase of archaic bronze form, decorated in gilt with dragons and key fret dragons in relief. Bronze, parcel-gilt with a seal mark and date of Qianlong (r.1736-1795)


History note: Presented to Oscar Raphael by Mr Edwards

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 20 cm
Width: 7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
1700 - 1800

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.117-1946
Primary reference Number: 138840
Other ID: OC.117-1946
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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