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Water pot: C.658-1991

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Current Location: In storage






Waterpot. Hard-paste porcelain decorated with speckled turquoise glaze. The domed body of square section with indented corners has a vertical groove at each corner running from the base to the small mouth of similar section. The exterior and the flat, recessed base are both covered in coloured glaze. A chilong dragon is applied in high relief clambering up one side, its thin, grey body spotted with black and its pointed head leaning over the short mouth rim.


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: 6.3 cm
Height: 5.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work


Materials used in production

turquoise Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain decorated with speckled turquoise glaze, and applied decoration
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.658-1991
Primary reference Number: 21382
Old object number: JAPCER/183
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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