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Dish: C.47-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Hard paste porcelain, decorated underglaze in blue with resist details and overglaze in bright green, yellow, red and aubergine enamels, and gold. Circular dish with gently rounded sides, and upward sloping rim with a scalloped edge, resting on a low tapered footring. In the centre is a geometric 'flower' in underglaze blue outside which are sixteen radiating geometric panels between rows of diamonds. The panels contain brocades. The border of geometric design in underglaze blue with resist details. The edge is gilt. The back is plain, with six spur marks.


History note: Bonham's, from whom purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31.2 cm
Height: 6.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Circa 1770 - 1800


This rare design, like a stained glass window, may show Islamic influence.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label printed in black with '34' and '17 NOV 1993'

  • Text: '34' and '17 NOV 1993'
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.47-1998
Primary reference Number: 28786
Irene Finch collection: 93/116
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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