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Lamp: ML.29-1992

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Porcelain or stoneware lamp or incense burner, with ivory white glaze. The deep sided bowl has a wide, slightly sloping rim and is supported on a circular 'frilled' foot, and a cylindrical stem with a downward slanting 'frilled' flange at its junction with the bowl. Ding type

Two areas, one small one large, have been restored with what may be lacquer, and a crack has been filled with the same material. There are two short cracks in the rim, and six shallow chips on the underside of the foot.

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by Helen H. L. Whittow (nee Malcolm)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.5 cm
Height: 12.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1992) by Whittow, Helen H. L. (nee Malcolm)


Northern Song (960-1127)
11th-12th century
1000 - 1127 1127

Components of the work

Repairs: composed of lacquer ( possibly)

Materials used in production

or stoneware Porcelain Glaze

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: ML.29-1992
Primary reference Number: 138735
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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