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Pillow: C.10-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Unknown




Octagonal stoneware pillow, slab built. With a slipped cream and painted in iron black, with combed sgraffito details under a clear glaze with opalescent patches. Tz'u chou ware


History note: Purchased from Franck, S. M. and Co. Originally from the collection of Lt. Col. Croft Lyons

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Given by the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.9 cm
Length: 24 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912-05-07) by National Art Collections Fund


Jin (Six Dynasties)
1115 - 1234

Materials used in production

black Paint
clear Glaze
cream Slip

Techniques used in production

Slip coating

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1912
Primary reference Number: 71148
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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