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Dish: C.14-1927

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Dish. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground, reserves painted in famille verte enamels, and gilt. The central medallion has two lovers in a garden with a servant boy looking on from behind ornamental rockwork encircled on the rim with vignettes enclosing flowers and lakeside scenes, and gilding.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain with a mottled powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilding. The shallow rounded sides with broad everted rim resting on a low tapered foot. The interior is reserved against the deep mottled blue ground with a central medallion enclosing a scene of two lovers in a garden picked out in famille verte enamels, the pair are standing beside a stone bench beneath a maple tree with a servant boy looking on from behind a tall outcrop of ornamental rockwork; the medallion is encircled by eight flowering sprays in gilding and the rim has a gilt border of quatrefoil floral vignettes interspersed with famille verte vignettes alternately showing flowers growing behind pierced blue rockwork and lakeside scenes. The underside with three iron-red flowering sprays. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40.2 cm
Height: 6.3 cm

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 ( famille verte enamels) gold
Ground composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain with a underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1927
Primary reference Number: 71960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 June 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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