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Jar: C.623-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Jar. Grey stoneware, thrown and turned, covered in white slip, and painted in dark-brown iron pigment under dribbly, clear glaze. The high-shouldered jar has a wide mouth and vertical rim, it tapers gently to a small, recessed, flat base. The decoration is in three horizontal bands. The central band has lozenge-shaped panels containing a crane in a landscape, a rabbit in a landscape, and another crane in a landscape, with closely painted spiral patterns in the spandrels. The band above the central band is decorated with spirals and squiggles, and the band above the foot with classic scroll.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Franck, February 1921, for £7.10s.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: 15.5 cm
Height: 18.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
16th century
Circa 1500 - 1600

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 and turned, white slip, painted in iron-brown under dribbly, clear glaze
Turning

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.623-1991
Primary reference Number: 21095
Old object number: CHICER/875
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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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