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Ewer: C.674B-1991

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Current Location: In storage






Ewer. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue with iron-red enamel and gilding. The ewer is hexagonal shape, with a long neck and everted mouth rim, small spout, loop handle and slightly recessed, flat base. It is painted on either side with cauldrons and peonies within lobed panels and all-over with scrolling peonies. The spout and handle have a ribbon motif.


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: 10.7 cm
Height: 16.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
18th Century
Circa 1736 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( in iron-red enamel) gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain painted in underglaze-blue with iron-red enamel and gilding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white label, black rim

  • Text: Peter Groves Collection
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular, orange

  • Text: imari 18th century
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.674B-1991
Primary reference Number: 21328
Old object number: CHICER/173
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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