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Dish: C.12-1927

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Current Location: In storage


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Large dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels and gilding with three mandarins in a pavilion and six maidens on horseback.

Large dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in pink, blue, green, yellow, black, white, aubergine, brown and turquoise enamels, and gilding. It has shallow, well rounded sides and a broad everted rim. The interior is decorated in soft tones predominantly of pink, yellow, turquoise and blue enriched with gilding with three mandarins standing on the balcony of an elaborate pavilion gazing down at six maidens rushing about on horseback holding sticks. There is a trellised doorway entwined with flowers to one side. The rim is encircled by alternating cell and brocade diaper borders reserved with emblems of the Four Accomplishements, together with the Buddhist Wheel and the Musical Stone.

Legal notes

Given by Reginald Cory, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 31 cm
Height: 5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927) by Cory, Reginald


Qing Dynasty
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 - Circa 1735

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-1927
Primary reference Number: 71581
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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