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Dish: C.26-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Dish. Hard paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in blue, green, yellowish, red, pale red, brown black, manganese, and black enamels, and gold. Circular with gently rounded sides and narrow sloping rim with a raised rim with eight pointed brackets, resting on a low tapered footring. Decorated all over the front with elaborate brocades in seven roughly triangular panels, and over them, two ho-ho birds (phoenix) with flowing gilded tails. The reverse has underglaze blue simplified kraak-style panels of stylised flowers. Five spur marks on the base.


History note: McPherson, from whom purchased by the donor, 1990

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 37.2 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 - 1800


Japanese, Arita. Greenish glaze. The base is not flat. The footring knife-cuts show. Very accurate painting, high quality. Novel enamel colours, all pale. Black and red outlining only: gold infill only. Simplified Kraak panels suggest 19th century or very late 18th century.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellowish, red, pale red, brown, black, manganese, and black) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1998
Primary reference Number: 28700
Irene Finch collection: 90/104
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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