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Carving: O.4-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Carver: Unknown

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Description

Pale green jade with grey veining and inclusions, carved with two recumbent cranes, one holding a spray of fruiting peaches in its beak. Both cranes and peaches represent longevity in Chinese art, a topic that was particularly popular in the 18th century

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.4 cm
Length: 10.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

1700 CE - 1800 CE

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.4-1938
Primary reference Number: 138343
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 March 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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