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Bowl: C.706-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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Description

Bowl with a foliate rim. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The steep, rounded, flaring sides spring from a slightly tapered foot with an everted foliate rim. The interior well is painted with a bird perched on a stone and, on the sides, stylised foliage within a single-line border with alternating panels of stylised flowers. The exterior consists of six panels of precious objects alternating with six narrow (stick?) panels within a single-line border. A double-line border encircles the foot.

Notes

History note: Formerly Sydney Vacher Collection; 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: 12.6 cm
Height: 7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1600

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white, with black border

  • Text: Lent by VACHER No.18.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.706-1991
Primary reference Number: 21201
Old object number: CHICER/231
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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