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Snuff bottle: C.19 & A-2008

Object information

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Porcelain, famille rose, decorated with boys playing in a garden. One boy holding a branch of osmanthus which represents achievement of high rank in the official exams, one dragging a large peach along the ground which represents longevity.


History note: Crabbe, Peter, Pembroke Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by David E Scrase to celebrate Anne Lonsdale's Chairmanship of the Syndicate

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008-07-14) by Scrase, David E.


Daoguang Period (1821-1850)
Circa 1821 - 1850

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Famille rose, decorated with boys playing in a garden.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19 & A-2008
Primary reference Number: 163299
Entry form number: 995
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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