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Bowl: C.662-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, iron-red, yellow, aubergine and black enamels of bright, clear tone and gilt. The bowl has steep, fluted sides and an everted, foliate rim, deep foot and flat, recessed base. The exterior is decorated with eight panels enclosing sprays of peony, prunus, chrysanthemum, birds and insects. The interior is decorated with a central medallion showing chrysanthemum and peony and a butterfly, and the sides with four branches of flowering prunus beneath a ruji head and double-lined border.

Notes

History note: Possibly from Sotheby's, April 1923, for £12.5s.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: 21.8 cm
Height: 11.5 cm

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

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 painted in green, iron-red, blue, yellow, black and aubergine enamels of bright, clear tone and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white, with two lined black borders

  • Text: 87
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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

  • Method of creation: Underglaze-blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.662-1991
Primary reference Number: 21484
Old object number: CHICER/862
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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