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Bowl: O.2-1950

Object information

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Maker: Unknown




The laquer bowl is oval with long flat handles on each side. It has a black ground with a iron red decoration, consisting of dots, streaks, a quatrefoil, and a band near the edge.

Legal notes

Bought from Dr Cheng Te-k'un, through Mr Basil Gray, B. M, and others at B. M, with the Griffin Duplicates Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm
Length: 22.9 cm
Width: 20.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950) by Te-k'un, Cheng, Dr.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2-1950
Primary reference Number: 201999
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 30 June 2015 Updated: Wednesday 1 July 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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