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Incense burner: O.9-1982

Object information

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Silver incense burner, inlaid with gold. In the form of a lotus pedestal


History note: Presented to Dr Wheatcroft of Downing by Prince Cherun, from an altar in Siam, presumably Bangkok

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Wheatcroft in memory of Dr Wheatcroft

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 12.7 cm

Relative size of this object

12.7 cm8.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Wheatcroft, Mrs


17th or 18th Century
1600 - 1799

Components of the work

Inlay composed of gold

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.9-1982
Primary reference Number: 201889
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 24 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 21 February 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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