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Bottle: C.742-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: Kakihan




Square section bottle. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue with iron-red, black, aubergine, pink and green enamels and gilding. The bottle is of tapering square section, with angular shoulders, and neck domed with a flaring mouth. The base is flat and unglazed. The body is decorated with four lobed panels of birds among flowering prunus, pine trees and bamboo. Two of the panels are reserved on blue with gilt scrolling foliage, and two of the panels are reserved on an iron-red ground with pink, white and gilt flower heads. The shoulders are similarly decorated with lobed panels, two containing pine branches and two with a flower spray on a similar blue and gilt ground, and iron-red, white and gilt diaper pattern ground. The neck is decorated in underglaze blue and gilt foliage.


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: 7.6 cm
Height: 19.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)#
19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1900


Japanese, Arita

Signed: With Kakihan; made by Fukagawa

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in iron-red, black, aubergine, pink and green enamels) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.742-1991
Primary reference Number: 21753
Old object number: CHICER/191
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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