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Guanyin and child on rocky base: C.602-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Guanyin and child on rocky base


Production: Unknown




Figure. Porcelain, moulded and clear glaze.
Guanyin, wearing flowing robes, sits cross-legged and upright with a child on her knee. Her arms hold the child. The child looks up, and raises its left arm.


History note: Purchased from S.M. Franck, 6 December 1923, for £3.0s.0d (as 16th century); 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: 16.6 cm
Height: 33.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


Fujian: Dehua ware

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Materials used in production

Clear glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Porcelain, moulded and clear glaze
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.602-1991
Primary reference Number: 21661
Old object number: CHICER/115
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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