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Tea caddy: C.678.1 & A-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Tea caddy with turned wooden cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in pink, green, turquoise, brown, purple and black enamels on a rose ground. Rectangular caddy with straight sides and flat, recessed base, and slightly tapering cylindrical neck. Decorated on either side with a branch of flowering prunus and a lotus branch. The rose ground is delicately tooled with cloud scrolls.

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

Diameter: 13.0 cm
Height: 18.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
18th century
Circa 1736 - 1795

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) Cover composed of wood (plant material)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in pink, green, turquoise, brown, purple and black enamels on a rose ground

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white, circular, serrated label

  • Text: 144
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: remains

  • Type: Label

Inscription present: faded square seal in red

  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.678.1 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21576
Old object number: CHICER/192
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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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