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Vase and cover: X.52 & A-1936

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Vase and cover made from yellow amber. The vase is flat sided and of a mei ping shape, with lion masks and ring handles on the edges. A lion surmounts the cover. Carved with bands and fretted key motifs.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory

Measurements and weight

Height: 26 cm
Width: 11.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.


18th century
1700 - 1799

Materials used in production

Amber (fossil resin)

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: X.52 & A-1936
Primary reference Number: 201926
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 June 2015 Updated: Thursday 25 June 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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