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Bulb-bowl: OC.75-1946

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Circular light grey stoneware bulb bowl on three feet. Covered externally with a purple and crimson glaze, and blue and purple internally. Well defined earthworm marks. Round the upper edge are 22 buttons, and 18 on the lower edge. The number 'I' is incised on the base. Chun ware.

A clean break in the bowl was repaired with lacquer, in Japan.


History note: Bought from Yamanaka

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.1 cm
Height: 8.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Song Dynasty#
960 - 1279

Components of the work

Repair composed of lacquer

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.75-1946
Primary reference Number: 77823
Oscar Raphael: 20
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 September 2015 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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