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Baluster jar: C.709-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Baluster jar

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Baluster jar. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The jar has a short neck with everted rim painted brown, rounded shoulders tapering to a low foot and a flat, recessed, glazed base. The lower part of the footrim is unglazed. The central scene depicts a successful examination candidate returning home. He walks through a landscape past a gentleman and an attendant under a parasol, past another gentleman and attendant under a parasol towards a gentleman in a house. Around the shoulders are four floral vignettes reserved on a blue, trellis-pattern ground.

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: 16.8 cm
Height: 19.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Late 16th Century
Circa 1575 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue and brown)

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.709-1991
Primary reference Number: 21211
Old object number: CHICER/880
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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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