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Jar: C.652 & A-1991

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Jar with cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in the `five colour' palette, green, iron-red, black, yellow, aubergine enamels with underglaze-blue (wucai decoration). The shouldered baluster vase tapers towards the flat, unglazed base with incised groove circling above it. The sides are decorated with children at play: `the hundred boys' pattern. A border of boys playing decorates the neck, beneath which is a crackle border in underglaze-blue around the shoulders. The cover is similarly decorated with boys at play and a yellow flower painted on the knop.


History note: Possibly originally a pair, purchased from Bluett, January 1920, for £50.0s.0d; 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: 27.2 cm
Height: 40.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1573 - 1619

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, iron-red, black, yellow, aubergine and blue) glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.652 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21112
Old object number: CHICER/161
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 January 2012 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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