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Ornament: O.71-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Carver: Unknown




Pale greenish-white jade, pierced and engraved in the Han disc style, surmounted by four dragons (the top pair confronting each other, the lower pair back to back). Four characters in openwork, chang yi zi sun (benefit for sons and grandsons forever) in the seal style are placed in the four directions separated by a pair of confronting phoenix at the top and a pair of confronting dragons at the bottom. On the edge of disc, one side incised with Qianlong nian zhi (made in Qianlong emperor’s reign), the other with Liang zi di yibai liushiba hao (number 168 the character Liang) in lishu style. Three larger discs of almost the same design are kept in the Palace Museum, Beijing. The number of this disc 168 and the character Liang, both match the order of Qian zi wen, providing evidence that this disc was part of Qianlong’s collection


History note: Unknown before testator

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Oscar Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.3 cm
Length: 12.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


1736 - 1795

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Accession number: O.71-1946
Primary reference Number: 167078
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 January 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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