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Bulb bowl: OC.14-1940

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Porcelaneous stoneware bulb bowl, on a flower pot stand. With shallow bowl of six-foil shape with lobed sides and flat rim with raised edge. Three feet of cloud scroll form. Grey porcelaneous ware. Glaze on the outside and rim is plum purple, finely dappled with grey.
Inside, the glaze is lavender frosted with green, and showing Y shaped earth worm marks.
A ring of spur marks in the brown glaze under the base, and the incised numeral oa (eight).


History note: Richard Bennett Collection; Eumorfopoulos Collection; sold in Eumorfopoulos Sale. Sotherby’s May 29th 1940 Lot 190; Bluett & Sons, 48 Davies Street, Brook Street, London, W1 by whom sold for £240 to the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.4 cm
Height: 6.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940-05-16) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Song Dynasty#
960 - 1279

Materials used in production

Porcelaneous ware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.14-1940
Primary reference Number: 77568
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 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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