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Bi: O.38-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Grey green jade with brown speckling, decorated with a criss-cross pattern, forming faceted bumps, which are embellished with incised scrolls. The hole in the middle was drilled from one side. The edge of this disc incised with a poem by the Qianlong Emperor, dating to 1769

Notes

History note: Bought from Bluett’s, June 1930

Legal notes

Unknown before testator

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

Nephrite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.38-1946
Primary reference Number: 167872
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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