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Bottle: C.14-1916

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Unknown (Probably)




Porcelain painted in four colours under an opaque white glaze

Porcelain, probably moulded, painted in blue, green, black and red under an opaque white glaze.
Shape: pear shaped bottle with bulbous body and flaring neck, sits on a foot ring
Interior: three friezes on the neck, shoulder and body are separated by black scrolling lines. On the neck and body, red tiger stripes radiating from blue rosettes are separated by ‘cintimani’ of blue scrolls and green dots all outlined in black. Additionally, the frieze on the body incorporates blue and red spandrels on the uppermost section. On the shoulder lotus panel arcading is painted in red and black with blue and green spandrels. A pair of black concentric lines is painted on the foot ring. Glaze pools on the underside of the foot ring.
Exterior: undecorated except for glaze, this terminates on lower neck.


History note: Murray Marks (1840-1918) by whom given

Legal notes

Given by Murray Marks

Measurements and weight

Height: 30 cm
Weight: 1756 g
Width: 18.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-08-18) by Marks, Murray


19th Century
Circa 1800 - 1899

Components of the work

Exterior composed of pigment ( red, blue, green and black) glaze ( white, opaque, covers the interior surface, pools on the underside of the foot ring)
Interior composed of glaze ( white, opaque, terminates on lower neck)
Base Diameter 11 cm
Rim Diameter 4.9 cm
Interior Neck

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Porcelain, probably moulded, painted in blue, green, black and red under an opaque white glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1916
Primary reference Number: 71957
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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