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Canister: C.43A-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of porcelain canisters, in blue and white. Square section. On each side are flowering plants such as lilies and chrysanthemums, representing summer


History note: Lent to the Vice Chancellor's Residence, 7th July 1997

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Thomas Henry Riches

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.4 cm
Length: 10.5 cm
Width: 11 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950-06-27) by Riches, Thomas Henry


Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
1662 - 1722

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43A-1950
Primary reference Number: 206803
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Created: Wednesday 16 September 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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