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Bowl: C.705-1991

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Bowl. Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue. The bowl is uneven, with flared sides resting on a low foot with flat, recessed, glazed base. It is decorated on the outside with two fishes with a lined border, and on the inside with a central medallion of a fish within a double-lined border and a triangle work border round the rim, all in underglaze-blue under a crackle glaze. Crudely made.


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: 17.2 cm
Height: 7.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th century
Circa 1400 CE - 1500 CE


Chinese or Vietnamese

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Materials used in production

uncertain Porcelain Glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Pottery, thrown, decorated in underglaze blue, crudely made
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, serrated, white

  • Text: 504C
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: remains of a red rectangular label

  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.705-1991
Primary reference Number: 21195
Old object number: CHICER/253
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 April 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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