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Vase: C.692-1991

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Current Location: In storage




  • Vase
  • baluster vase with dragon head handles



Baluster vase with dragon head handles. Earthenware painted in underglaze-blue under a crackle glaze.
The vase has a wide-rimmed dish mouth, cylindrical neck flaring at the base and applied with dragon head handles, rounded body, waisted with high spreading foot, deep, recessed, glazed base. The body painted on either side with a dragon among fire scrolls, below a herringbone border around the mouth and emblem border around the foot (brush pot? and ruyi head? alternating).


History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 22.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1368 - 1644

Components of the work

Glaze composed of glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown with applied decoration, decorated in underglaze-blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular, white, serrated

  • Text: 214
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.692-1991
Primary reference Number: 21140
Old object number: CHICER/849
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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