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Dish: C.32-1998

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Hard paste porcelain, moulded, painted in iron-red, green, and purple enamels, and gold. Circular with deep rounded fluted sides in the shape of chrysanthemum, with twenty-four scallops round the rim. The inside moulded with three chrysanthemum blooms randomly placed in relief over the flutes. The foot is tapered on the outside with a flat base. The inside is decorated between the moulded blossoms with three polychrome roundels: one of curled sprays of iris, the other two of camellia and prunus.


History note: Two were purchased by the donor in 1986

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 13.7 cm
Height: 4.5 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 CE - 1800 CE


Sketchily but boldy painted in bright colours, could be later clobbering. The relief moulding is rather poor, and the glaze dirty. Speckles on top.. Knife cut foot, sandy. There are no spur marks.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, green, and purple) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in iron-red, green, and purple enamels, and gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1998
Primary reference Number: 28714
Irene Finch collection: 86/146
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 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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