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Dish: C.11-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, iron-red, yellow, blue, turquoise and aubergine enamels with details in black, and gilding with five ladies and two children beside a fish-tank in a balustraded garden with a dense floral and patterned rim.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, iron-red, yellow, blue, turquoise and aubergine enamels with details in black, and gilding. The shallow rounded sides rest on a low tapered foot rising to a broad everted rim with a barbed edge. The interior has a large figure scene medallion showing two ladies lifting up their children to look into a tall ornamental fish-tank, three further ladies looking on, two holding open gilded fans, all in a balustraded garden with rockwork and jardinières. The cavetto is undecorated and the rim has alternating trellis, scale, florette and stippled borders in iron-red, yellow and green, strewn with exotic flowerheads and reserved with four vignettes of flowers growing behind rockwork and edged in green and blue scrolls. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark.

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Given by Reginald Cory, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.6 cm
Width: 38.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1905-04-10) by Cory, Reginald


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, iron-red, yellow, blue, turquoise, aubergine and black enamels) gold

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, iron-red, yellow, blue, turquoise, aubergine and black enamels, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.11-1927
Primary reference Number: 71348
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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