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Dish: C.634 & A & B-1991

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Shallow dish and later carved wooden stand and silk lined box. Very shallow light-grey, stoneware dish covered with speckled, duck-egg blue glaze. The round, shallow dish with smoothly curving sides has a low footrim and recessed, flat base. The glaze runs unevenly down to the footrim. The carved, ebonized stand rests on five feet, and together with the dish fits into a blue box lined with turquoise silk.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); 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: 7.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Northern Song (960-1127)
12th Century
Circa 1100 - 1200

Components of the work

Dish composed of glaze ( duck-egg blue) stoneware Diameter 17.7 cm Height 3.5 cm
Stand composed of ebonized wood wood (plant material) Box Lining composed of silk (textile)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white tag on stand

  • Text: 220/6
  • Location: On stand
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

Inscription present: white, round label on box

  • Text: 220/6
  • Location: On box
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.634 & A & B-1991
Primary reference Number: 20987
Old object number: CHICER/879
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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