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Bowl: C.392-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Small hard-paste porcelain bowl. Thrown and painted onglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink and red enamel-colours and gilt. Circular with shallow curved sides, standing on a footring. On the exterior are the Seven Jewels between borders of the Eight Buddhist Precious Things, alternating with shou characters. The interior depicts a central lotus motif and two narrow red bands round the rim. The rim is gilt, and gilt bands separate the zones of decoration on the exterior.
Mark: In red enamel on the base, in Mongolian Script: Baragon Tumed (West Wing of the Tumed Banner) within a square


History note: Malcolm Clarke. Part of a service made for the marriage of an imperial princess to a Mongolian prince of the Tumed Banner, circa 1842. Other pieces from the set can be found in a number of different museums

Legal notes

Bought from Peter Crabbe, using the Zoë Hadwen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.1 cm
Width: 9.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1991) by Peter Crabbe Antiques


Daoguang Period (1821-1850)
Production date: circa AD 1842

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: In red enamel on the base, in Mongolian Script, within a square

  • Text: Baragon Tumed (West Wing of the Tumed Banner)
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.392-1991
Primary reference Number: 74777
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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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