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Porcelain: C.43B-1962

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




One of a pair of porcelain carp. The carp is painted in underglaze blue, pale red, green and black enamel and gilt. The carp leaps upwards, supported on its curling tail, which is set on a high rockwork base. The scales and fin are entirely coloured underglaze in blue and pale red enamel with light gilding and the open mouth is picked out in red and gold. The base is touchd with green and black

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Lady Ward

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1962-10-18) by Ward, The Hon Lady

Components of the work

Scales And Fins composed of gilt (gold)

Materials used in production

Underglaze colour
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43B-1962
Primary reference Number: 140295
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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