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Bowl: C.37-1998

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Unknown




Octagonal rice bowl. Hard paste porcelain, thickly potted, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red and pale red enamels, and gold in Imari style. Round bowl flaring out to an octagonal shape via a slightly concave (inverted) border. Straight, circular foot and flat glazed base. Decorated inside with a central flower sprig in underglaze blue within a double line circle, and on the rim with a floral scroll border. The outside is painted in pale underglaze blue outline and wash and red edged in gold with two quails in flight and two standing amid millet. The rim was originally edged in gold which has worn leaving a violet residue of colloidal gold.


History note: Probably purchased by the donor in Portobello Market

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 14.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid-Late
Circa 1750 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and pale red) gold
Corner To Corner Diameter 15.7 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37-1998
Primary reference Number: 28732
Irene Finch collection: 87/48
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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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