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Bottle vase: C.613-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Bottle vase with sloping shoulders. Pale-buff stoneware, thrown in two sections and turned, white slip painted in underglaze brown with stylised flower head. The trumpet-mouth has a deep rim. A thick band painted in brown circles the cylindrical neck, and a thin line circles it above and below. Two brown lines circle the shoulders. A flower motif painted in brown decorates either side of the vase. Two brown lines circle the vase above the deep, splayed foot, which is supported again underneath by a straight sided footring, with deep, recessed, unglazed base. The glaze stops in an uneven line on the splayed foot. The glaze is worn and uneven in the middle of the body where the sections are joined.

Notes

History note: Purchased from, possibly, Franck, June 1921, for £10.10s.0d; Henry Scipio 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: 11.9 cm
Height: 27.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Jin (Six Dynasties)
Circa 1115 - 1234

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown, turned, covered with white slip, painted in underglaze brown
Turning

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.613-1991
Primary reference Number: 21031
Old object number: CHICER/285
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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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