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Dish: C.686-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Square dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels, green, yellow, iron-red, black, brown, on a rose ground. The steep, curved sides with flaring rim springing from a low foot with flat, recessed base. The interior is decorated with a central quatrefoil cartouche enclosing a European figure in landscape, holding a lantern, surrounded by four smaller quatrefoil cartouches each enclosing a seated European figure in a landscape, reserved on a rose ground painted in deeper rose with scrolling flower heads. Gilt rim, the underside is covered in a turquoise glaze.

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: 17.0 cm
Height: 3.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) Rim composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels, green, yellow, iron-red, black, brown, on a rose ground, gilded rim

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square seal mark in underglaze-blue

  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: round, serrated, white label

  • Text: ?198
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.686-1991
Primary reference Number: 21623
Old object number: CHICER/188
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Audit data

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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