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Vase: C.45-1934

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Earthenware hu with high octagonal pedestalled base, ellipsoidal belly, long tubular neck, and protuding lip. The vessel has a pair of animal masks and simulated ring handles produced from moulds and pressed on to the body. Streaked yellow green glaze covers the vase. Drip marks on the rim suggest that the vessel was fired upside down.
The interior of the heavy octagonal base is unglazed, and it can be observed where clay was smoothed to adhere base to body

The glaze has dissolved into silver irridescence in parts. Numerous chips in the mouth rim and base.

Notes

History note: Unknown before seller

Legal notes

Bought with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 35 cm
Width: 22.2 cm

Relative size of this object

22.2 cm35 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934) by Brangwyn, Frank

Dating

Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
Circa -0206 - 220

Components of the work

Base

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Clay Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazed Firing (heating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45-1934
Primary reference Number: 75151
Old number: B.2
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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