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Wine ewer in the shape of an ape: C.7 & A-1962

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Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)


Wine ewer in the shape of an ape


Production: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain wine ewer in the shape of an ape. Decorated with green, yellow and aubergine enamels

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Hon. Lady Ward bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.0 cm
Length: 15.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1962-10-18) by Ward, The Hon Lady


Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
1662 - 1722

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7 & A-1962
Primary reference Number: 75856
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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