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Decorated with a Chinamen in a landscape

Image attached to C.121-1918

An image of Inkwell. Plymouth Porcelain Manufactory. The inkwell is of waisted cylindrical shape with a splayed base and unglazed footring. The slightly concave shoulders are pierced with four pen holes, and the central circular well has a flared mouth. The sides are painted with a Chinaman crossing a bridge between two islands, the reverse with a sketchy mountain. The shoulders are banded in a cell diaper and loop and dot border. Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in cobalt blue, height, whole, 7.5 cm, diameter, whole, 12.5 cm, circa 1770.

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Inkwell. Plymouth Porcelain Manufactory. The inkwell is of waisted cylindrical shape with a splayed base and unglazed footring. The slightly concave shoulders are pierced with four pen holes, and the central circular well has a flared mouth. The sides are painted with a Chinaman crossing a bridge between two islands, the reverse with a sketchy mountain. The shoulders are banded in a cell diaper and loop and dot border. Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in cobalt blue, height, whole, 7.5 cm, diameter, whole, 12.5 cm, circa 1770.

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  • Accession Number: C.121-1918
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 842 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 426.63kB
  • Exposure time: 1/90
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2014:05:13 10:11:29

Key words

18th Century bridge Chinaman Chinese Style cylindrical English Fitz_AA Georgian glazed hard-paste porcelain ink stand inkstand inkwell Orientalism Plymouth Porcelain Factory porcelain underglaze

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