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Coffee pot: BL.4-1995

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Coffee pot imitating European silver, hard paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. Decorated with Hō-ō (phoenixes) amongst shrubbery.
The pot is lacking the cover and spigot.

Legal notes

On loan from Douglas and Mary Barrett

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.4 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
Length: 19 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1995) by Barrett, Douglas and Mary

Materials used in production

Underglaze colour
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Underglaze

Identification numbers

Accession number: BL.4-1995
Primary reference Number: 140087
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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