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Bowl: C.35-1998

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Hard paste porcelain, painted in red, green and black enamels. Circular with flat base, low, gently sloping sides flaring out towards the rim with a sharp angle outside and fairly sharp junction inside, resting on a low tapering foot with a flat glazed base. The centre is decorated with a boldly painted rising phoenix amongst cloud scrolls and flower heads in green and red enamels outlined in black within a double line circle. The rim has a crudely painted chequered border enclosing crosses in iron-red. The outside is decorated with two lozenge and ribbon motifs and two cross motifs with red ribbons. Sanding to the outer sides and foot.


History note: Christies, from whom two were purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.0 cm
Height: 4.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


Uncertain whether this is bowl is Chinese or Japanese

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( painted in red, green and black enamels)

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1998
Primary reference Number: 28727
Irene Finch collection: 90/Ch/134
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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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