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Snuff bottle: O.129 & A-1946

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Factory: Unknown

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Description

Porcelain covered with a white glaze and moulded with nine Buddhist lions playing with brocade balls, the ground pierced through to reveal the inner body. The neck mounted with old English gold top, ground pierced in relief, nine dogs of Fo each with gem and ribbons.
The base with the four-character seal mark of the Jiaqing emperor.

This bottle has, at a later stage, been converted to a perfume bottle.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Jiaqing (1796-1820)
Circa 1796 CE - 1820 CE

Components of the work

Neck, Top composed of gold

Materials used in production

Glaze
Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding
Piercing
Relief

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Four-character seal mark of the Jiaqing emperor
  • Location: Base
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.129 & A-1946
Primary reference Number: 168563
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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