Skip to main content

Vase: C.680.2-1991

An image of Vase

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Triple gourd vase, part of a garniture of vases. Hard-paste porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue and famille verte enamels, with cylindrical neck and trumpet-shape mouth; the largest bulb tapers into a slightly flared foot with flat, recessed base. The foot and three waists have bands of gilding; peony heads and scrolls in gilt decorate the powder blue. The largest bulb has two quatrefoil reserves, one containing two birds, flowering prunus branch and leaves, and the other a lotus pond with two ducks; the middle bulb has two fan-shaped reserves decorated with flowers, and the top bulb four gilded flower heads.

Notes

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

Height: 23.2 cm
Width: 10.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and famille verte enamels

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, serrated, white

  • Text: 515
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.680.2-1991
Primary reference Number: 21429
Old object number: CHICER/205(5)
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Vase" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/21429 Accessed: 2024-03-01 08:19:00

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/21429 |title=Vase |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-03-01 08:19:00|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-21429

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa7/C_680_2_1991_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Vase"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Vase</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

More objects and works of art you might like

Vase

Accession Number: C.1-1934

Vase

Accession Number: C.2-1934

Vase

Accession Number: C.3-1934

Vase

Accession Number: E.W.80

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...