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Tray: C.50-1998

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Current Location: In storage


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  • Tray
  • tray with fluted lobed rim



Tray with fluted lobed rim. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze red, and gold-violet wash , and gold. Circular with shallow, sloping, slightly fluted sides rising to a ten-sided lightly lobed rim. The flat central area is outlined by a wavy double outline, and painted with an aubergine spray with three fruit, two in underglaze blue wash and one in gold-violet and gold, with flowers and leaves. The sides are decorated with a border of twelve panels, six containing iris alternating with six containing a gilt flower head reserved in a fish scale ground in underglaze blue. The edges are gilt. The underside has four "pearls" alternating with four stylised flowers with four petals. The base has five spur marks. Sandy foot.


History note: Portobello Market, from where purchased by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Irene Finch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.8 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Circa 1740 - 1760


Possibly Higuchi kiln

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, red, and gold-violet wash) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.50-1998
Primary reference Number: 28792
Irene Finch collection: 91/94
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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