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Lantern: C.17-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Lantern. Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, yellow, turquoise, aubergine, blue and two tones of green enamels with details in black with a continuous scene of a mandarin and attendants in a pavilion and balustraded garden.

Lantern. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a glossy enamel palette of iron-red, yellow, turquoise, aubergine, blue and two tones of green with details in black. The very thinly potted body of hollow ovoid form rests on a splayed foot and is surmounted by a flared neck, both encircled by pale green-ground floral scroll borders. The sides are decorated with a continuous scene of a courtier holding an ivory wand kneeling before a mandarin reading a scroll, and flanked by numerous attendants; all in an open pavilion within a balustraded garden with a maple tree and a banana palm growing behind a pierced rock. The shoulders and base are encircled by borders of prunus flowerheads and bamboo on stippled grounds and narrow bands of cash alternating with flowerheads in iron-red. The interior is entirely plain.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.7 cm
Height: 21.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by Hatvany, P., Baron

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

iron-red, yellow, turquoise, aubergine, Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Leonard Gow Collection 206
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1973
Primary reference Number: 72512
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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