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Kuan jar: C.617 & A-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Kuan jar

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Kuan jar and pierced wooden cover. Light buff stoneware, thrown, dark-brown glaze, carved and incised back to underglazed body. The wide-mouthed jar with vertical rim has high rounded shoulders tapering to a low foot and a slightly recessed, flat, unglazed base. The dark-brown glaze is spread unevenly round the mouth rim. The jar is decorated in sgraffito, which is more ornate on the front than the rear. The chocolate slip glaze is carved through with a band of scrolling peony decorating the shoulders and another band of scrolling peony below. A border of solid dark-brown glaze descends to the foot.

Notes

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: 36.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
14th Century
Circa 1368 - 1400

Components of the work

Cover composed of wood (plant material)
Jar composed of stoneware Height 35.2 cm
Jar And Cover Height 45.0 cm
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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.617 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21083
Old object number: CHICER/295
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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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