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Narcissus bowl: C.74-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Stoneware, potted and moulded, covered with thick pale blue and purple glaze. The sides of this thickly-potted shallow bowl are moulded with six petals below six bracket lobes at the flattened rim. The edge of the rim slightly raised and three ruyi?? feet are applied to a low lobed ring at the base. The base is incised with the numeral qi (?seven). The bowl is covered in a thick glaze, the exterior and rim is shades of purple and light blue with areas of pale brown where the glaze has thinned; the interior predominantly pale blue and the base has a thin brown glaze, with a ring of twelve spur marks revealing the grey body.

Legal notes

Bequested by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 6.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of blue purple

Materials used in production

Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulded Glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74-1946
Primary reference Number: 146214
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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