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Sugar bowl: O.2.2 & A-2009

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


sugar bowl


Workshop: Jien Ji




Silver, pear shaped with two cast bamboo handles and a raised cover (A) that has a cast leaf and fruit finial. The pear shaped body is divided into six panels each embossed with a four-claw dragon. In the middle part of the dragon of the second panel from the handle is a shield shaped medallion incised with ‘B’. In the middle of the base impressed with ‘Jien Ji建記’ mark and the pattern number 85.


History note: Unknown before seller

Legal notes

Purchased from Michael Backman with Dr. Roy Hull Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Guangdong ⪼ China
  • Shanghai ⪼ China

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (0209-10-12) by Backman, Michael


Production date: circa AD 1880

Components of the work

Handles composed of bamboo

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jien Ji建記
  • Location: Middle of the base
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 85
  • Location: Middle of the base
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: B
  • Location: Second panel from the handle
  • Type: Incised mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2.2 & A-2009
Primary reference Number: 193214
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 6 February 2013 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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