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Current Location: In storage




  • dish



Hard paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in green, red, and brown enamels, and gold. Circular, with deep rounded sides, resting on a low tapering foot, the lip coated with brown glaze. The interior is carefully decorated with a naturalistic spray of chrysanthemum and a spray of peony with grass in blue with touches of green and red. "Cloud" reserves with marine motifs extend across the dish from the border. A double blue circle is superimposed over the design. The border has a diaper ground with a central cross. The reverse is covered with an elaborated scroll in blue outline and wash with double bobbles and ting flower heads, and on the footring there is a noughts and crosses border. Five spur marks.


History note: Pat Butt, Portobello Market, from whom purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.2 cm
Height: 6.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1740 - 1760

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, red, and brown) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.46-1998
Primary reference Number: 28784
Irene Finch collection: 94/39
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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