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Bowl: C.22-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red, green, yellow enamels and gold. Circular with deep rounded sides, standing on a tapering footring. The base has one spur mark. The inside is decorated with three complex brocaded reserves shaped like Oriental fans with bamboo handles and ribbons, and three other reserves all on a different brocade ground of green and yellow flower heads with three pendant motifs. A narrow blue line encircles the lower part of the bowl. The rim is gilt. The foot is decorated with a band of scroll pattern in underglaze blue. The outside has three shaped and pointed panels outlined in underglaze blue with red and gold decoration, and three green, red and gold pendant motifs.


History note: Christies from whom two were purchased by the donor (one sold)

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.7 cm
Height: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998-10-12) by Finch, Irene, Miss


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1730


The pendant motifs resemble "flowers" on Han silverware, owned by the Japanese. Gold is used for infill not outling.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, red, green, yellow) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22-1998
Primary reference Number: 28691
Irene Finch collection: 95/44
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 December 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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