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Bowl: C.610-1991

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Current Location: In storage






Bowl with everted rim. Buff earthenware, press moulded, small, thickly potted bowl, lead-glazed; brown inside, green outside, with flared mouth and vertical, raised footrim. Relief decorated inside and out, with scrolls and bunches of grapes.


History note: Purchased from Eastwod & Holt, October 1923, by Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950) for £4.4s.0d; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.2 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Tang Dynasty (618-907)
9th Century-10th Century
Circa 800 - 907

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Earthenware, press-moulded, with relief decoration, lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white round label with serrated edge

  • Text: 248
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular, white label, with red border

  • Text: 433
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.610-1991
Primary reference Number: 20981
Old object number: CHICER/238
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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