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Charger: C.641 & A-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Longquan Kilns




Charger and stand. Stoneware with incised decoration, and celadon glaze. The charger is heavily potted, of saucer shape, and stands on a low footrim enclosing a rough, unglazed ring on the base, which has burnt reddish brown in the firing. The centre of the interior is incised with a lozenge and trellis pattern within a triple line foliate border. The cavetto is encircled by a knife-carved frieze of flowering stems, the open blooms with pointed petals spaced amongst curly foliate scrolls. Later wooden stand (A).


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: 45.5 cm
Height: 52.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longquan ⪼ Zhejiang ⪼ China

Acquisition and important dates

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


14th Century
Circa 1300 CE - 1400 CE

Components of the work

Stand composed of wood (plant material)
Charger composed of stoneware
Dish Height 8.0 cm

Materials used in production

Celadon glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Thrown, with incised and knife-carved decoration, with a celadon-glaze
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white label

  • Text: 195
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.641 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21131
Old object number: CHICER/291
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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