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Baluster jar and domed cover: C.664 & A-1991

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Baluster jar and domed cover






Baluster jar and domed cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted with green, yellow, grey, black, aubergine and blue enamels. The shouldered, baluster body tapers towards the flat, unglazed base with rounded edge. The sides are decorated with stylised mountains and waves, sacred objects and flower heads on a scrolling, green ground below similar bands on the neck and shoulders, and above a band around the base. The domed cover has similar decoration and a blue knop.


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

Diameter: 24.8 cm
Height: 37.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
17th Century#
Circa 1662 - 1700

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte in green, iron-red, blue, yellow, black, grey enamels)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard paste porcelain painted with green, blue, yellow, black, aubergine and grey enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.664 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21490
Old object number: CHICER/222
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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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