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Baluster vase: C.679A-1991

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Titles

Baluster vase

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Imperial rectangular section baluster vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels and gilding. The vase has a rectangular shaped mouth and neck with fungus handles painted in blue. The shoulders taper to a rectangular foot with flat, recessed, glazed base. The sides are painted in mirror symmetry with lobed panels of children and landscapes surrounded by millefleurs. Two smaller quatrefoil panels painted in mirror symmetry with a child in landscape decorate the neck. The interior and base are turquoise glazed.

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: 17.7 cm
Height: 32.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Hongxian
After 1736 - Circa 1916

Note

Chinese, possibly Hongxian 1916

School or Style

Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gilt Interior And Base composed of glaze ( turquoise) Parts

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels and gilding

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white, circular, serrated label

  • Text: 143a
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: four-character Qianlong Yuji mark

  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.679A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21586
Old object number: CHICER/189
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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