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Bowl: C.27-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard paste porcelain painted overglaze in red and pale red and gold. Circular with steeply rising rounded sides with a rather high straight foot and flat glazed base. The inside is decorated with a dove, puffed up and perched on a floral motif within a gold circle, and on the sides with three floral sprays. The rim has the remnants of a gold band. The outside is painted with two symmetrical leafy designs with a cockerel and a hen strutting together on either side. The foot is gilt.


History note: Pat Butt, Portobello Market, from whom purchased by the donor in 1996

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.7 cm
Height: 7.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and pale red) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1998
Primary reference Number: 28705
Irene Finch collection: 96/32
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 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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