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Bath: C.630-1991

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Massive bath or fish bowl. Dark stoneware, hand-built, covered in white slip, modelled in relief on the outside, with green-glaze on the inside, and brown-glaze on the outside. Heavy oval basin with wide, flat rim, decorated on the exterior with four panels, the two at either end containing bamboo in landscape, one containing two cockerels and a flower, and one containing two horses with a tree, in thick, raised, cream slip and brown glaze. Each panel is surrounded by geometric borders.


History note: Purchased from Pratt, June 1919, for £35.0s.0d; lent to the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1919 and returned 1986; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

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Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 89 cm
Height: 54 cm
Width: 113.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
17th Century
In or after 1600 - 1700

Materials used in production

brown outside and green inside Glaze

Techniques used in production

Modeling (forming) : Stoneware, hand-built, white slip, modelled in relief on the outside, the inside green-glazed, the outside brown
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.630-1991
Primary reference Number: 21311
Old object number: CHICER/1005
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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