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Dish: C.673-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, iron-red, yellow, grey, blue and black enamels, with gilding. The dish has shallow, fluted sides and everted, scallopped rim. The interior well is painted with a central, scalloped medallion showing birds and insects in flight around flowering branches issuing from jagged rocks. The fluted sides are decorated with two bands of leaning, overlapping lotus petals containing flowering sprays. The underside is incised with leaning, overlapping lotus petals and painted with three sprays of iron-red and yellow flowers on leafy branches.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 27.4.1933, Stephen D. Winkworth Collection, for £38.0s.0d, Lot 520; 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: 35.2 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)
Sides

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, green, yellow, blue, grey and black enamels, with incised decoration on the underside, and fluted sides

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white with black border

  • Text: 137
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular green with Co

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.673-1991
Primary reference Number: 21556
Old object number: CHICER/214
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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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