Skip to main content

Lantern: C.17-1973

An image of Lantern

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

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
Glaze

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
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Lantern" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/72512 Accessed: 2023-02-03 17:59:48

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/72512 |title=Lantern |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-03 17:59:48|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-72512

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa11/C_17_1973_281_29.jpg"
        alt="Lantern"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Lantern</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

The Nativity

Accession Number: M.8-1928

Netsuke

Accession Number: O.187-2008

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...