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Pomander: O.9 & A-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Dark spinach green jade, carved and pierced with full-blown peony flowers and foliage. The base flanked by two peony head handles and the domed cover surmounted by three openwork peonies. The openwork design suggests that it was used for non-burning incense or aromatic substances, such as dried flowers

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.2 cm
Height: 9.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Young, W, MA


1736 CE - 1795 CE

Components of the work

Including Handles Length 15 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.9 & A-1934
Primary reference Number: 167827
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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