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Vase: C.635B-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Bottle-shaped vase. Stoneware, covered with a cream slip and a crackled, bluish glaze encrusted with red dirt, with incised decoration. The vase has a long, slender neck, flattened mouth rim and scroll handles. The rounded body of the vase tapers to a flared footrim, with deep, recessed, uneven base encrusted with red dirt. A band of moulded phoenixes (Peng-Huang) circles the body with a band of incised lotus leaves beneath.

Notes

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

Diameter: 8.6 cm
Height: 15.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Northern Song (960-1127)
Circa 960 - 1127

Note

Probably Fujian in imitation of Ding ware.

School or Style

Ding (Chinese ceramics style)

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, covered with slip and glazed, with moulded and incised decoration
Slip-coating Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.635B-1991
Primary reference Number: 20991
Old object number: CHICER/116(3)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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