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Dish: C.39-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Lozenge-shaped dish. Hard paste, greyish, porcelain, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red enamel and gold. Lozenge shaped with shallow reverse fluted curved sides with a slightly everted and scalloped rim, standing on a low tapering footring. The rim is gilded. The inside is decorated round the edge with a border of toothed leaves reserved on a red and gold ground; the centre is painted with a sprig of three chestnuts and a gold fruit case. The outside has two symmetrical and two assymetrical scroll motifs in underglaze blue with novel flowers and leaves, carefully painted and three circles around the foot.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.4 cm
Width: 19.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1740 - 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( red) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1998
Primary reference Number: 28741
Irene Finch collection: 85/161
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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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