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Jug and cover: C.3 & A-1970

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Unknown (Maker)


Hard-paste porcelain 'Mandarin Palette' jug and cover, painted predominantly in iron-red and pink enamels with gilding, one of a pair. With a large pear shaped body and 'sparrow beak' spout, decorated on the front with a frieze of figures with only their upper halves depicted, on the elaborately painted terrace of a balconied house. Showing a lady to one side, holding a small shoe and gesturing to another lady holding a nest of red boxes; on the other side is a group of ladies cutting fabric on a table while a small boy peers over the edge. The scene is enclosed within a medallion of lappet outline edged in black and reserved against a ground of intricate floral scrollwork in gilding. A similarly shaped medallion is beneath the heavy scroll handle showing a songbird on a branch of flowering peony. A gilt key-fret border is round the rim.
The cover has a double gourd vase and a fan tied with orange ribbon


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs D. Bushby

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27 cm
Height: 37.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Bushby, Dorothy, Mrs


Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
1736 CE - 1795 CE

School or Style

famille rose

Materials used in production

Enamels Gilt Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Enamelling Gilding

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3 & A-1970
Primary reference Number: 74295
C.3 & A-1970
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 June 2021 Last processed: Saturday 12 June 2021

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

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