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Jar: C.616-1991

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Wide-mouthed jar. Buff stoneware, thrown, white slip cut and incised under clear glaze. The deep bowl with vertical rim has a wide, rounded body tapering to a recessed base incised with a spiralling line. The rim is of white slip, whilst the rest of the body is is decorated in sgraffito with white, scrolling foliage on buff ground. The border above the foot is decorated with white lotus type leaves on buff ground. (Carved through white slip to darker body with scrolling peony and clear glaze).

Notes

History note: Purchased possibly from Puttick & Simpson, 10th December 1923, for £25.10.0d; 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: 34.2 cm
Height: 23.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Yuan
14th Century
Circa 1300 - 1386

Components of the work

Decoration composed of slip ( white)
Glaze composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown, white slip, painted and incised under clear glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.616-1991
Primary reference Number: 21061
Old object number: CHICER/292
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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