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Vase: C.4B-1952

Object information

Current Location: In storage






One of a pair of hard-paste porcelain vases. The four sides are decorated respectively with the Flowers of the Four Seasons, prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, growing in dense clusters intertwined with smaller flowers and plants. A small bouquet of sprigs at each corner of the sloping shoulders. The trumpet neck with sprays of flowering tree peony growing from jagged ornamental rockwork. The flowers all grow from rockwork on the left hand side. All of this is within line boders in dark underglaze blue. Painted in underglaze blue and iron red, yellow, aubergine, turquoise and two green enamels enhanced with gilding.
Marked within a small recessed glazed panel of square shape at the centre of the unglazed flat base.

Considered to be a 19th century copy.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Lavington Hart

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.9 cm
Height: 49.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-02-21) by Lavington Hart, Mrs


19th century
1800 - 1899

School or Style

famille verte

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Artemesin leaf marks within double circles
  • Location: Base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4B-1952
Primary reference Number: 206965
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 10 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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