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Bell Beaker: C.681-1991

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Beaker. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamel palette of blue, yellow, green, rose, turquoise, iron-red, and black.
The beaker has tall, straight sides tapering into a high footrim with flat, recessed, unglazed base. It is decorated with two scholars in a rocky landscape with tree and shrubs, and two bats flying overhead.


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: 7.5 cm
Height: 9.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
After 1736 - Circa 1916

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamel palette of blue, yellow, green, rose, turquoise, iron-red, black

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.681-1991
Primary reference Number: 21601
Old object number: CHICER/201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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