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Jar and cover: ML.21 & A-1992

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Cream earthenware storage jar and cover, with a crazed cream glaze. The base and the central cylinder of the cover are unglazed. Cylindrical but curving inwards at the top and rolling outwards at the mouth.
The domed cover has a cone shaped knob, and on the underside a central hollow cylinder

The interior of the jar is speckled with brown, and heavily crazed and discoloured at the bottom. There is a small hole in the base where a sample for TL testing has been removed (confirming dating). The underside of the cover is padded with what may be plastercine. The cover has discoloured to brown.

With an oval label, printed in black with a tower and 'Malcolm Collection', inscribed in blue black ink 'D.127'

Legal notes

On loan from Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15 cm
Height: 24 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)


T’ang Dynasty (618-906)
618 - 906

Components of the work

Base, Part Of Cover

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.21 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 77462
Malcolm Collection: D.127
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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