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Garniture de cheminée: C.688-1991

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Garniture de cheminée. Soft-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, green, black, yellow and brown enamels, with gilding. Two bottle-shaped hexagonal vases and three hexagonal baluster vases, each with hexagonal flared neck and mouth rim, tapering to deep hexagonal foot with recessed base. The shoulders are moulded with trailing leaves and vines, and two ground rats. Each object is decorated on two sides with a basket of flowers tied with a ribbon on its tall, arched handle. Beneath is a hatched border and two hatched flower heads in iron-red, gilt and black, and a scroll border, and a hatched border on the foot.


History note: Purchased from Broo, Berlin, July 1932, £58.0s.0d; 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.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Jiaqing (1796-1820)
18th Century-19th Century#
Circa 1796 - 1820


Chinese, Qing Dynasty (Jiaqing Period), with European/Dutch decoration

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in iron-red, green, black, yellow and brown) gilt

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Soft-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, green, black, yellow and brown enamel, with gilding, with moulded decoration

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.688-1991
Primary reference Number: 21400
Old object number: EUR/004/014(5)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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