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Jar: C.649 & A-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Jar with wooden cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in the `five colour' palette (green, iron-red, yellow, aubergine, and black), with underglaze-blue (Wucai decoration). The shouldered baluster body tapers towards the flat, unglazed base with rounded edge. The sides are decorated with four boys climbing in scrolling peonies and foliage, beneath a band of iron-red, green and underglaze-blue petals around the neck, and an underglaze-blue crackle border around the shoulders.
Later domed wooden cover.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 26 April 1933, S.D. Winkworth Collection, for £18.0s.0d, Lot 311; 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: 25.8 cm
Height: 37.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Wanli
Circa 1573 - 1619

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in green, iron-red, yellow, aubergine, and black) glaze
Cover composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in the `five colour' palette, green, iron-red, yellow, aubergine, black, with underglaze-blue

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.649 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21107
Old object number: CHICER/278
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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