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Dish: C.49-1998

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Current Location: In storage






Square dish. Hard-paste, greyish, porcelain, moulded, painted with red, pale red, gold-violet, green and black enamels, and gold. Square with shallow rounded sides and inverted scalloped rim which dips slightly in the middle of each side and is canted across the corners, standing on a circular footring. The rim is edged with a dark brown glaze. The cavetto is moulded with a double row of facets centre and border asymmetrically decorated with branches of flowering chrysanthemum and four fans outlined like the chrysanthemums in red; the violet background water outlined in gold and the green leaves with veins precisely delineated in black. The back is undecorated but has a single ring of facets. Five tiny spur marks.


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

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Width: 18.6 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


Japan, Arita

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, pale red, gold-violet, green and black) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted with iron-red, pale red, gold-violet, green and black enamels, and gold

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-1998
Primary reference Number: 28789
Irene Finch collection: 94/77
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 December 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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