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Seal: O.7-1982

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Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Soapstone seal, with a finial in the form of a winged unicorn, carved with the characters Dan yu (pale moon). Possibly an 'art name' seal of a painter or calligrapher.

Notes

History note: Purchased at Sotheby's, July 18th 1919, lot 123. Presumably by the Wellcome Institute

Legal notes

Given by the Wellcome Trustees in accordance with the order of Mr Justice Foster of 21st March, 1977

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 2.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-07-19) by Wellcome Trustees

Dating

19th century
1800 - 1899

Materials used in production

Soapstone

Techniques used in production

Carving

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.7-1982
Primary reference Number: 201935
AA18867
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 June 2015 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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