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Cocoon jar: C.603-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Potter: Unknown

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Description

Grey earthenware, thrown, turned, assembled and burnished. Indistinctly inscribed in Chinese characters inside foot.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 10th December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950) for £6.0s.0d; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 45.4 cm
Height: 37.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Qin (style and period)
Western Han
-0200 - -0300

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, turned, assembled and burnished
Turning
Assembling
Burnishing (polishing)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.603-1991
Primary reference Number: 20943
Old object number: CHICER/311
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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