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Vase: C.656-1991

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Current Location: In storage




  • Vase
  • beaker vase
  • Yanyan vase?



Beaker vase (Yanyan Vase?). Hard-paste porcelain printed in iron-red, green, yellow, blue, black and grey enamels. Beaker vase with long, cylindrical neck and trumpet-shape mouth. Ovoid body and splayed base resting on an unglazed footrim with a recessed, flat, glazed base. Encircling the flared mouth is an iron-red and white border of ruyi heads and swirls above a green band. The neck is painted with flowers and foliage on an iron-red ground above a key pattern border. The oviform body has similar scrolling flowers and foliage. The splayed foot has a blue, yellow and green lappet border.


History note: Purchased from Franck, February 1921, for £20.0s.0d; Reitlinger large loose-leaf notebook; Henry Scipio Reitlinger; the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead.

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.8 cm
Height: 43.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
17th Century-18th Century#
Circa 1662 - 1722

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in iron-red, green, yellow, blue, grey and black enamels)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain printed in iron-red, green, yellow, blue, grey and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.656-1991
Primary reference Number: 21364
Old object number: CHICER/290
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 July 2015 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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