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Vase from a garniture de cheminée: C.688E-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Vase from a garniture de cheminée


Maker: Unknown
Decorator: Unknown (Decoration)




Vase, part of a garniture de cheminée. Soft-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, green, black, yellow and brown enamels, with gilding. Hexagonal baluster vase, with hexagonal flared neck and mouth rim, tapering to a deep hexagonal foot with recessed base. The shoulders are moulded with trailing leaves and vines, and two ground rats. It is painted on two sides with a basket of flowers tied with a ribbon on its tall, arched handle, beneath which 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.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7 cm
Height: 16.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( 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.688E-1991
Primary reference Number: 21413
Old object number: EUR/004/014(5)E
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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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