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Jar: C.721-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Bulbous jar. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The jar has a wide, unglazed mouth rim, no neck, and rounded sides that taper to a flat unglazed base, with no footrim. The decoration has an incised, floral scroll border round the rim and an incised key-pattern border around base. It has a painted scene of fishermen in a rocky landscape, one seated at a table dreaming of four celestial maidens.

Notes

History note: Purchased from ex Sydney Vacher Collection, Sotheby's, 20 July 1933, part Lot 54; but not bought by Reitlinger; 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: 15,1 cm
Height: 12.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Transitional Period (1620-1683, China)
17th Century, Mid#
Circa 1630 - 1670

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)

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.721-1991
Primary reference Number: 21261
Old object number: CHICER/211
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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