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Charger: C.718-1991

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Charger. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The charger is heavily potted, widely flared, with well-rounded sides resting on a low tapered footring. The interior is boldly painted with five lotus heads on scrolling foliage at the centre, within a band of classic-scroll and a border of six similar lotus heads on scrolling foliage, on the sides, within a double-line border. The exterior is decorated with seven similar lotus heads and scrolling foliage above a classic-scroll border. The base is unglazed.


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: 51.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 15th century
Circa 1430 - 1470

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue) Body

Materials used in production

except base Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.718-1991
Primary reference Number: 21258
Old object number: JAPCER/102
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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