Skip to main content

Dish: C.18-1927

An image of Dish

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


Production: Unknown




Ruby-ground dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels, and gilding, with a scroll showing a cockrel amid peonies, a dragonfly and a humming bird reserved on a pink ground.

Ruby-ground dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in pink, green. yellow, white, black and turquoise enamels, and gilding. The shallow, rounded sides have a broad everted rim and rest on a low tapered foot. The interior is decorated with a wide scroll unfurled horizontally to display a cockerel with black and golden feathers perched on a grassy bank beside a pale pink peony, gazing up at a pink dragonfly in fiight overhead. A further dense cluster of peonies is shaded pale pink and cream with foliage in turquoise and green to one side. The underside of the scroll is decorated with pale green cell-diaper and there is another thin scroll with turquoise brocade-diaper underside placed vertically beneath to show a humming bird perched on a trailing stem of crimson peony shading to white. All reserved against a dark purplish-pink ground between two chrysanthemm flowerheads in white tinged with green. The underside is entirely blue.

Legal notes

Given by Reginald Cory, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 35.4 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927) by Cory, Reginald


Qing Dynasty
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 - Circa 1735

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-1927
Primary reference Number: 72691
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 June 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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 (2024) "Dish" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-22 06:42:06

Citation for Wikipedia

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

{{cite web|url= |title=Dish |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-05-22 06:42:06|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:

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=""
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Dish</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

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