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Narcissus bowl: C.74-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Stoneware, potted and moulded, covered with thick pale blue and purple glaze. The sides of this thickly-potted shallow bowl are moulded with six petals below six bracket lobes at the flattened rim. The edge of the rim slightly raised and three ruyi?? feet are applied to a low lobed ring at the base. The base is incised with the numeral qi (?seven). The bowl is covered in a thick glaze, the exterior and rim is shades of purple and light blue with areas of pale brown where the glaze has thinned; the interior predominantly pale blue and the base has a thin brown glaze, with a ring of twelve spur marks revealing the grey body.

Legal notes

Bequested by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.5 cm
Height: 6.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of blue purple

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74-1946
Primary reference Number: 146214
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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