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Seated Woman Playing a Pipa: C.20-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Seated Woman Playing a Pipa


Production: Unknown




Off white hard-paste porcelain seated woman playing a pipa, seated on rockwork. Press moulded, assembled and clear glazed. Her hair is dressed high above her forehead and in a coiled chignon at the back. She wears a long sleeved gown and an over tunic with scrolls on the shoulders, which is tied in a bow at the front under her bust. She has her right knee bent and rests her pipa on her right thigh, supporting it at the top with her left hand, and playing it with her right


History note: Sold at Christie's, 2nd November 1992, lot 14. Purchased by the donor's from Spink and Son

Legal notes

Given by the family and friends of F. W. L. 'Mick' Miller, MBE. Bought from Spink and Son

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by The Family and Friends of F. W. L. 'Mick' Miller, MBE


17th Century#
1600 - 1699

Components of the work

Base Width 13.5 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press moulding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20-1993
Primary reference Number: 73016
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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