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Cup: O.83A & B-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




A pair of white jade tripod cups in the shape of an ancient bronze ritual vessel, jue. The body of the tripod consists of two small capped posts and two intertwined dragons on the rim, a concave upper part that flares outward to the rim, and three legs decorated with geometric clouds patterns. The central part of the body decorated with two panels of dragons and phoenixes against a geometric background. Inscribed underneath “Da Qing Qianlong Fang Gu (Great Qing Emperor Qianlong imitation of the antique)”


History note: Sir Percival David 1924, Purchased by Sir Percival David in 1924 from a bank in Peiping. They were part of the collection from the Forbidden City held in security for a loan made to the last Chinese Emperor. The yellow paper labels read “Eastern Hall No.344” , “No.1 category 600”, “no.1 category jia”, Presented by Sir Percival David, July 1931

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
1736 - 1795

Components of the work

Mouth Width 7.6 cm

Materials used in production

Pale evenly coloured stone except for localised brown colouration on adjoining flat "inner" sides. O.83A has less (little) brown colour and O.83B has substantially more. Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.83A & B-1946
Primary reference Number: 167084
Oscar Raphael: 155
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 26 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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