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Vase: C.635C-1991

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Current Location: In storage






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.


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


Northern Song (960-1127)
Circa 960 - 1127


Probably Fujian in imitation of Ding ware.

School or Style

Ding (Chinese ceramics style)

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.635C-1991
Primary reference Number: 20993
Old object number: CHICER/116(3)
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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