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Hare: C.41-1998

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Factory: Unknown




Hard paste porcelain with greyish glaze and pinkish gold-lustre wash details picked out in red and dark brown and black enamels. Model of a crouching hare, moulded with hollow interior, the pointed ears, painted with pink-gold lustre on the inside, resting on its arched back, the mouth pierced at either corner and picked out in red enamel; red whiskers; red eyes with dark green pupils; paws and tail with incised details and pinky wash.


History note: Nash, from whom purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

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


According to the donor porcelain hares are rare in comparison with carp. Most have garish stands and garish painting though the model may be the same (ears are made separately and vary slightly in position, these join the body separately).

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( red and dark brown and black)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Moulded hard-paste porcelain with greyish glaze and pinkish gold-lustre wash details picked out in red and dark brown and black enamels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1998
Primary reference Number: 28772
Irene Finch collection: 91/68
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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