Skip to main content

Ewer: OC.89-1946

An image of Ewer

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Buff earthenware ewer, in the form of a mermaid or harpy. With a pale green glaze.

Notes

History note: Bought from Bluett, November 1937

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm
Length: 15.2 cm

Relative size of this object

15.2 cm17.8 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Ming Dynasty
1368 - 1644

Materials used in production

Glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.89-1946
Primary reference Number: 77859
Oscar Raphael: 75
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Ewer" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77859 Accessed: 2022-05-21 09:44:43

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77859|title=Ewer|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-21 09:44:43|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center my-3">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa13/OC_89_1946_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Ewer" class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Ewer</figcaption>>
    </figure>
</div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...