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Vase: C.691-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

  • Vase
  • baluster vase with lion masks

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Description

Baluster vase with lion masks. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze-blue. The vase has a trumpet neck with a deep, straight-sided mouth rim. The shoulders are moulded with lion masks below a central rib at the neck. It has a rounded body, waisted and splaying to a vertical sided foot, with a slightly recessed, unglazed base with red, sandy deposits. The trumpet neck is decorated with stiff leaves, the shoulders with cloud bands between moulded lion masks, and the body with The three friends (prunus, pine and bamboo), above a border of rectangular lappets at the waist and scroll border on the splayed foot.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 6 June 1935, Charles E. Russell Sale, for £4.10s.0d (as Song), Lot 49; 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: 12.3 cm
Height: 27.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Yuan
14th Century
Circa 1300 - 1400

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown with moulded decoration, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular, white, serrated

  • Text: 213
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.691-1991
Primary reference Number: 21134
Old object number: CHICER/255
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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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