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Cake basket: O.1-2009

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cake basket


Kwong Man Shing (Maker)


Silver, the base and flared sides of the oblong basket are raised from a single sheet and seamed to a flared foot rim. The sides of the basket are pierced in eight panels of flowers (chrysanthemum, prun flowers, iris, bamboo and camellia) and separated by chased bands. The hinged central swing handle tapered at either end, is designed as bamboo stick. In the middle of the base impressed with ‘KMS (Kwong Man Shing, Hong Kong)’.


History note: Unknown before seller

Legal notes

Purchased from Michael Backman with Dr. Roy Hull Fund

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2009-10-12) by Backman, Michael


Production date: circa AD/CE 1900 : Kwong Man Shing operated from Hong Kong and Guangdong (Canton) in the late 19th century and early 20th century

Components of the work

Bands: Basket: Foot Rim: Sides:

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: KMS
  • Location: Middle of the base
  • Method of creation: Impression
  • Initals

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.1-2009
Primary reference Number: 193209
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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