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Jar: C.614-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Jar. Buff stoneware, thrown, white slip, painted and incised underglaze in iron-brown, firing crack. The high shouldered, wide-mouthed jar, with slightly everted footrim and flat, recessed base, is decorated with a border of alternate leaves and flowers between brown lines circling the shoulders, below which are painted alternate branches with leaves and larger flowers with sgraffito details within a lined border. The slip stops unevenly towards the base. The white slip inside is uneven and pitted on the base.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Franck, February 1921, for £15.0s.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: 16.3 cm
Height: 15 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Yuan
14th Century
Circa 1300 - 1368

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, white slip, painted and incised underglaze in iron-brown

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular, white label, with serrated edge

  • Text: T'zu-Chow ware Yuan Period 15
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular label, torn perforations on three sides, black rectangular inscribed

  • Text: Lent by Reitlinger No. 3
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.614-1991
Primary reference Number: 21052
Old object number: CHICER/304
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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