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Lime pot: C.2 & A-1978

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Spherical stoneware lime pot with cover, with applied zoomorphic features of an owl; eyes, beak and tail. Raised bands around mouth, and details of plumage lightly incised below mouth. Dark brown glaze falls short of button foot. Fine tannish white biscuit.
Brown glaze conical cover with incised bands. Glaze colour and size do not match lime pot

Legal notes

Given by Spink and Son Ltd

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Khmer ⪼ Vietnam

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1978) by Spink and Son Ltd

Components of the work

With Lid Height 10.2 cm
Without Lid Height 8.6 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Glazing Incising Applied decoration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2 & A-1978
Primary reference Number: 72976
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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