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Vase: C.14-1993

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Current Location: In storage


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Hard-paste porcelain temple vase. Thrown in two sections and luted, the tall neck applied with two lion's masks, painted underglaze in blue and round the rim in iron-brown. The sides are divided into horizontal zones by pairs of bands. The mouth is decorated with lotus scroll, the neck with cranes among clouds, and the lower part with a dragon chasing a 'pearl' among clouds. Near the base there is a scroll with a lotus below, inscribed:
"Temple of the Hundred Buddhas. Vase for the hall to ensure peace and happiness for the whole family. Faithful disciples from the Zhao family: Father Shideng, Mother Lady Fu, Son Yingchi, his wife Lady Lin and the newly born grandson Ziming. Kangxi ninth year of the Jimu (?) month on a clear auspicious day"


History note: Purchased in Cambridge from Gould

Legal notes

Given by Mr and Mrs Jack Lister

Measurements and weight

Height: 53.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Lister, Jack, Mr and Mrs


Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Production date: AD 1670

Components of the work

Base Diameter 18.2 cm

Materials used in production

Underglaze colour
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-1993
Primary reference Number: 71972
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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