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Seated Guanyin on lotus with bird and vase: C.600-1991

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Seated Guanyin on lotus with bird and vase


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Seated Guanyin on lotus with bird and vase. Porcelain, decorated overglaze with pink, blue, green, orange, black and white enamels in the famille rose palette and gilt. The figure sits upright, her legs are crossed on a lotus flower and leaves, with an orange bird on her right and green vase on her left. Gilt borders adorn her patterned, pink robe and her head is covered with a green shawl.


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: 5.6 cm
Height: 13.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE



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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Porcelain, decorated overglaze with polychrome enamel in the famille rose palette and gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.600-1991
Primary reference Number: 21665
Old object number: CHICER/181
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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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