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Vase: C.680.3-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Description

Triple gourd vase with ormolu mounts, 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. No gilding. The vase has an ornate ormolu serpent's head handle with acanthus leaves, and lip and four foot stand. The largest bulb has two quatrefoil reserves, one containing lotus and a fish; the other with flowering peony and a butterfly. The middle bulb is decorated with two fan-shaped reserves of flowering prunus and chrysanthemums, and the top bulb has two quatrefoil reserves with a lozenge and pearl motif.

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: 32.2 cm
Width: 15.3 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)
Mounts composed of ormolu

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, inscribed 254 over worn rectangular label with red border

  • Text: 254
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.680.3-1991
Primary reference Number: 21434
Old object number: CHICER/205(5)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 July 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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