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Bowl: OC.31-1936

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Factory: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain bowl painted in enamel colours. The steep rounded sides rest on a high, very slightly tapered foot and gently flare beneath the lipped rim. The exterior is painted with two fruiting and flowering branches of peach extending over the rim to encompass the interior. One branch in delicately shade tones of olive brown, the other in lavender grey outlined in sepia, both dotted with pale blue spots of lichen. The half open, and fully open, flowers are in pale pink with deeper rose coloured undersides and in white, tinged with pale green, the stamen in yellow and the foliage in finely controlled shades of turquoise and pale green.
The exterior with four large fruits in lime-green shading to puce, with three vigorously painted iron-red bats hovering in flight nearby. The interior with two further fruits and two bats, together with those on the exterior forming the wufu.
Seal mark of Qianlong in underglaze blue.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Reginald R. Cory Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.6 cm
Height: 8.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.


Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Circa 1736 CE - 1795 CE

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Mark composed of underglaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.31-1936
Primary reference Number: 131108
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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