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Censer: O.3-1942

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Unknown (Maker)


Gilt-bronze censer, cast and supported on four cabriole legs, rising to an everted five-lobed rim, pierced through the sides with monster-face brackets suspending chains between each leg. The body is shaped like a five petalled flower flower with vertical sides.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by E. Maurice B Ingram. 1941. Received 1942

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.3 cm
Width: 25 cm

Relative size of this object

25 cm13.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley


Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Circa 618 - 907

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Techniques used in production

Cast (process) Gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.3-1942
Primary reference Number: 77488
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 25 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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