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Cauldron: C.46-1934

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Earthenware tripod ceremonial cooking vessel, with two curving handles. Imitating the ancient bronze cauldrons called ding. The nearly globular body with a projecting edge around the middle section has perforated loop handles which turn outward. Fine terracotta coloured biscuit.
In the areas unaltered by iridescence, the vessel is covered with a dark green lead glaze which coats the interior, exterior and base.

Missing cover. Interior edge of finger marked mouth rim has large chips and cracks, especially around the broken handle. Three spur marks are evident on the mouth rim. The vessel body has major repair below the handle. Glaze on feet chipped.


History note: Unknown before seller

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Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
Circa -0206 - 220

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1934
Primary reference Number: 77733
Old number: B.3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

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

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