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Ridge tile: C.19-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Large earthenware ridge tile in the shape of a horseman. Decorated with green, yellow and brown glazes


History note: Purchased from S. M. Franck & Co. Originally in the collection of Lt. Col. Croft Lyons

Legal notes

Given by the National Arts Collection Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 63 cm
Length: 49 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912-05-07) by National Art Collections Fund


Ming Dynasty
1368 - 1644

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.19-1912
Primary reference Number: 201854
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Audit data

Created: Friday 19 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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