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Cremation urn: C.61-1934

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Lung-ch'uan type stoneware funerary urn, of a roughly ovoid shape with a cylindrical neck and everted lip. Lower part of body carved with lotus petals. Around the shoulder is a freely modelled spotted feline and a pearl or one of the Eight Precious Things. Thick grey green glaze over the whole, apart from the lip, which is burnt light orange.
Thick glazed foot, with a large amount of kiln sand adhering to the rim.
There is a dome shaped lid which seems too small for the rim, surmounted by a freely modelled dog covered in thick grey green glaze. The underside is burnt light orange brown.


History note: Unknown before seller

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund, Brangwyn Collection

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn, Frank

Components of the work

Without Lid Height 22.5 cm
Cat And Dog

Materials used in production

Celadon glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.61-1934
Primary reference Number: 75638
Old number: B.25
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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