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Vase: C.2-1955

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


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Porcelain vase of double gourd shape and decorated in underglaze blue. Round the top is a band of key pattern design, below which is a wide panel of cloud collar framing flowers and foliage. Between this, there is a lotus petal border round the waistisa wide panel of scrolling lotus and foliage. Below a blue band round the waist there is a design of cloud scrolls. Below which are the eight precious things of Buddhism, surrounded by scrolling lotus foliage, and round the bottom there are lotus petals. The base is flat.

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Bought from Gabor Cossa by Dr J. G. Billington, in memory of his mother, through The Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 45.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1954-05-26) by Cossa, Gabor

Materials used in production

Underglaze colour Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1955
Primary reference Number: 73204
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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