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Bottle: C.604-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Ovoid lobed bottle. Light stoneware, thrown, carved, and resist decorated with iron oxide. The oval lobed body, long neck and flared lip are decorated in dark-brown with cream leaves and flowers on two sides of the body, and with a scholar wearing flowing robes and a lady wearing robes, holding a zither and book on the other sides. The neck of the bottle is decorated with shapes. The foot is slightly concave with flat, recessed base.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Foster, May 1923, for £1.0s.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: 11.5 cm
Height: 22 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Circa 1368 - 1644

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of iron-oxide

Materials used in production

Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Light stoneware, thrown, carved, and resist decorated with iron oxide
Carving

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white label, inscribed

  • Text: 19
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.604-1991
Primary reference Number: 21073
Old object number: CHICER/860
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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