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Vase: C.694A-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze-blue covered with crackle glaze. The vase has a dish mouth, and slightly flared cylindrical neck applied with lug handles. Its rounded body is waisted on the lower part with a rib above the spreading foot, with a glazed, recessed base. The exterior of the dish mouth is painted with a border of herringbone pattern. Below, the neck is painted either side of the blue lug handles with stylised peach (?) spray within a double circle border; the body is painted with stylised prunus (?) and the flared foot with alternate lozenge and ruyi head (?).

Notes

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: 9.2 cm
Height: 18.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
15th century
Circa 1400 - 1500

Components of the work

Decoration Handles

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white, with double gilt border

  • Text: 93 and 93a
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.694A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21149
Old object number: CHICER/877(2)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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