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Bottle vase: C.646-1991

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Bottle-vase. Buff stoneware, covered in a bluey/white glaze, with applied handles. The vase has a slender neck with everted mouth rim, ovoid body, and slightly flared footrim with recessed, flat, unglazed reddy-brown base. Lug handles with rings are applied to the neck. The bluey/white glaze stops short of the footrim.


History note: Purchased probably from Garrabed (Eastwood & Holt), 20 June 1924, for £1.2s.0d, as Song `Blanc de Chine'; 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: 9 cm
Height: 15.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1260 - 1644

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( bluey/white glaze)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, ring-handled vase covered in a bluey/white glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white, serrated label, stuck over another label

  • Text: 497
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.646-1991
Primary reference Number: 21104
Old object number: CHICER/256
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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