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Dish: C.741-1991

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)






Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding. The dish has an uneven, everted rim, and shallow rounded sides springing from a low, slightly tapered foot. The interior well is decorated with two ho-ho birds, one standing and one in flight amongst peonies and flowers. The cavetto and rim are decorated with three panels containing solid gilt circles interspersed with a profusion of flower heads, and gilt edged rim. The under side has three prunus branches in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilt. The glazed base has a single line blue circle and four spur marks.


History note: Lord Lonsdale Collection. 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: 24.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)
18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( iron-red) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular grey sticky label

  • Text: IMARI 18th Cent. Lot VII Lord Lonsdale's Sale. 1879. 4 oriental dishes
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.741-1991
Primary reference Number: 21750
Old object number: CHICER/172
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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