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Wine jug: C.17 & A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Ewer and cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine, turquoise and black with peony and tree-peony on two raised pear-shaped panels reserved against a fish-roe diaper ground scattered with chrysanthemum sprays.

Ewer and cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine, turquoise and black. The ewer is of flattened pear shape, of middle eastern inspiration, resting on a high tapered foot with an unglazed edge, burnt slightly orange in the firing. The body has a raised petal-shaped panel on either side, enclosing sprays of iron-red peony and tree-peony, edged in yellow, green and red line borders, reserved against an iron-red fish-roe diaper ground scattered with chrysanthemum sprays with red and yellow blooms. The slender flared neck is set on one side with the long strap handle, decorated on the exterior with thin vertical stripes of red, green, aubergine and yellow and set at the top with a small aubergine loop. The long upright spout on the other side is decorated with ruyi and lozenge emblems hung on a tassel and attached by an 'S'-shaped support in aubergine to the neck, beneath the flanged rim encircled by a green zig-zag border. The domed cover (A) is encircled by a matching fish-roe and chrysanthemum spray border and a small green zig-zag band round the conical knop centred with an iron-red chrysanthemum flowerhead.


History note: Purchased from S. M. Franck & Co. Originally in the collection of Lt. Col. Croft Lyons

Legal notes

Given by The National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.5 cm
Height: 23 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912-05-07) by National Art Collections Fund


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

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 72473
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

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

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