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Architecture: M/F.17A-D-1936

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Zo, Shitai or Zao, Shitaidian

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Description

Four architectural panels. They are made from wood, carved in high relief and gilt, with painted/lacquered details, the reverse is lacquered brown with shallow gilt intaglio carving.
M/F.17A: Depicts dragons, bats and fish emerging from a rocky arch inscribed 'Yumen' (The Gate of Yu the Great). Red fabric background.
M/F.17B: Depicts Fenghuang, Chilin, deer etc. in landscape. Background of mica laminae.
M/F.17C: Depicts a 'theatrical' battle before judges in an architectural setting. Many inscribed banners. Background of mica laminae.
M/F.17D: Depicts a pastoral landscape, with figures relaxing, picking fruit etc. Background of red fabric.

Notes

History note: From the billiard room, Duffryn, St. Nicholas, near Cardiff

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 77.5 cm
Length: 215 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

B And C composed of mica ( laminae)
A And D composed of cloth ( red fabric)

Materials used in production

Wood
Gilt
Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Intaglio
Gilding
Lacquering
Carving
Relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/F.17A-D-1936
Primary reference Number: 201937
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 June 2015 Updated: Monday 10 August 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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