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Bowl: C.42-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard paste porcelain, painted overglaze in black, red, turquoise, green, and violet enamels, and gold. Of complex-oval shape, quatrefoil, with four pointed brackets, the rounded sides resting on a low tapered foot. Moulded and incised decoration on the well and sides, irrelevant to the painting. The interior is painted with two birds perched on prunus branches with chrysanthemum, peony and bamboo. Two asymmetrical panels with gold and red floral motifs reserved on a shiny black ground (bare in parts where the aubergine or colourless glaze was missed) and a further red panel with red and gilt floral motif. The rim is gilt. The reverse is decorated two prunus branches in red and gold. The base plain with four spur marks.


History note: Christies, from whom purchased by the donor in 1994

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.2 cm
Height: 5.9 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 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( black, red, turquoise, green and violet) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.42-1998
Primary reference Number: 28774
Irene Finch collection: 94/65
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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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