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Wine pot: C.715 & A-1991

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Current Location: In storage






Wine pot with cover. Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted in underglaze blue. The ovoid body, moulded in eight lobes, tapers to a countersunk, unglazed base. The serpentine spout emerges from just above the base. The handle is formed by two dragon heads and the octagonal cover is surmounted by the dog of Fo. The decoration is painted in underglaze blue with vertical pendants of scrolls and flower heads from a key-fret border. The heads of the dragons are highlighted in blue.


History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 27 October 1933, Reginald Le May Collection, for £6.0s.0d, part Lot 61; 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: 13.4 cm
Height: 16.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


15th Century#
Circa 1400 - 1500

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded in eight lobes, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white, serrated

  • Text: 216
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 6
  • Method of creation: In black ink
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.715 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21238
Old object number: CHICER/876
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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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