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Vase: C.1A-1993

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery

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Production: Unknown

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One of two square stoneware vases, with a sloping cylindrical neck and cylindrical foot ring. With applied white reliefs and opaque powder blue glaze on the interior and parts of the exterior. Decorated on the sides with four of the Eight Immortals standing on waves, enclosed by a rectangular bamboo border, and on the neck with four symbols, all in white. The immortals are Zhong-li Quan (holding a fan), Han Xiang-zi (playing flute), He Xian-gu (with lotus flower) and Cao Guo-jui (castanets to the left).
Mark: Six character seal script mark of Qianlong.

Notes

History note: Purportedly given to Sir John Pratt by the Viceroy of Nanking, as a parting gift

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lady Pratt

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1993) by Pratt, Lady

Dating

Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
1793 - 1794

Materials used in production

powder blue Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Relief
Glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1A-1993
Primary reference Number: 72957
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

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

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