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Dish: C.48-1998

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Hard paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and overglaze in red, pale red, green, and yellow enamels, and gold. Circular with rounded sides and lightly scalloped rim, resting on a low tapering footring. The lip edged with pale brown glaze. The interior is decorated in the centre with a ho-ho bird (phoenix) rising upwards encircled by its colourful tail feathers within a double line circle. The cavetto is decorated with scrolling aoi foliage beneath a trellis - pattern border. The reverse is covered with continuous scroll with three flower heads with tendrils and red cloud scrolls. Five spur marks.

Notes

History note: Ormonde, from whom purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.0 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1770 - 1800

Note

Aoi is not a real leaf because of the internal spirals, but a 'designer leaf' found in China, and also used as a family logo. Very rare on Japanese scrolling.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.48-1998
Primary reference Number: 28788
Irene Finch collection: 96/54
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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