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Pillow: C.10-1912

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Octagonal stoneware pillow, slab built. With a slipped cream and painted in iron black, with combed sgraffito details under a clear glaze with opalescent patches. Tz'u chou ware

Notes

History note: Purchased from Franck, S. M. and Co. Originally from the collection of Lt. Col. Croft Lyons

Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.9 cm
Length: 24 cm

Relative size of this object

24 cm9.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912-05-07) by National Art Collections Fund

Dating

Jin (Six Dynasties)
1115 - 1234 1234

Materials used in production

black Paint clear Glaze cream Slip Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Sgraffito Painting Slip coating Glazed Slab-built

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-1912
Primary reference Number: 71148
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Pillow" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71148 Accessed: 2021-10-28 12:17:49

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