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Bowl: C.680.5 & A-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Description

Bowl and wooden stand. Hard-paste porcelain decorated in mottled underglaze blue and in famille verte enamels and gilding. The bowl has steeply rounded sides resting on a high foot, with flat, recessed base. The exterior is decorated with two oval and two fan-shaped vignettes enclosing kylin in a landscape, and flower sprays with insects beneath a gilt border and gilt flower sprays. The interior is decorated with a central medallion depicting two ladies standing either side of a table with a bowl of lilies, within double iron-red circles, and a diaper pattern border around the rim reserved with four flower spray vignettes.

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: 10.9 cm
Width: 17.3 cm

Relative size of this object

17.3 cm10.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gilt
Bowl Height 8.4 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white, serrated, stuck over another similar

  • Text: 255
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: square seal mark in underglaze-blue and within a double circle

  • Method of creation: Underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.680.5 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21446
Old object number: CHICER/205(5)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 July 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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