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Plate: C.16-1999

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Jiangxi Ciye Gongsi




Plate. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. Circular with sloping rim, shallow curved sides, and slightly convex centre, standing on a footring. Decorated on the front with two tigers disputing a dead deer, with rocks and grass in the foreground and long grass behind the tigers, whose bodies and tails curve round the plate. Two narrow blue concentric circles round the edge. On the reverse, there are two narrow concentric circles round the mark, one round the outer edge of the footring and two round the outer edge. The glaze has a few speckles on the front mainly on the white area between the tigers.

Legal notes

Given by Peter Crabbe and Roger Seaton Robinson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.6 cm
Height: 3.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by Crabbe, Peter and Seaton Robinson, Roger


20th Century, Early
Production date: AD 1908


Made by the Jiangxi Porcelain Company

Components of the work

Glaze composed of glaze
Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval printed in black with an oval scene with on the right part of a bespectacled man's head and shoulders, surrounded by the words 'No' 119' (in red biro) 'VIRTUTIS MR GLORIA MERCES'

  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: six character mark Jianxi Ciye Gongshi (Jianxi Porcelain Company)

  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.16-1999
Primary reference Number: 28532
Entry form number: 112
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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