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Dish: JL.4-1984

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Square hard-paste porcelain dish, with incurved corners. In the middle is a cock and hen. On the side are two dragons, two stylised floral sprays, and clouds. On back of the sides are four sprays. Painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in green, red, yellow and black enamels and gilt. There are remnants of gilding on the rim
Mark: Painted underglaze in blue within two concentric circles

Legal notes

Lent to the museum by Mr and Mrs Roger Jenyns

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm
Width: 15.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1984) by Jenyns, Roger, Mr and Mrs


Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Production date: circa AD 1715

Components of the work

Rim Remnants composed of gilt

Materials used in production

blue Underglaze colour
overglaze Enamel
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: JL.4-1984
Primary reference Number: 140518
Jenyns Number: 5
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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