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Figure of a Bijin, or Beauty: JL.6-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Figure of a Bijin, or Beauty


Maker: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain figure, moulded and painted in enamels, the kimono decorated with flowers.

Legal notes

Lent by Mr and Mrs Jenyns

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1984) by Jenyns, Roger, Mr and Mrs


Edo Period (1615-1868)
17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1680

School or Style


Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: JL.6-1984
Primary reference Number: 140536
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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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