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Dish: C.311-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Probably Temple Back Pottery (Pottery)
Cantle, Thomas (Proprietor of pottery)


Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue with a Chinese landscape with a fisherman, a woman and a boy.

Earthenware with bluish-green tin-glaze, painted in blue. Circular with sloping rim, standing on a footring. Decorated with an asymmetrically placed Chinese scene: on the left, a woman and a boy beside a fence; on the right, a man fishing off an island with rocks, plants, a fir tree and a small pavilion with birds flying overhead and further to the left two mountains. On the reverse: three herbal sprays.


History note: Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; The Reitlinger Trust, exhibited at Maidenhead; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1991

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.5 cm
Height: 5.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Third quarter of 18th century
George II
Circa 1750 CE - 1760 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Buff earthenware, moulded, covered with bluish-green tin-glaze, painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and red border

  • Text: 1066
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: a star

  • Method of creation: In brown
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.311-1991
Primary reference Number: 74394
Old object number: EURCER 95
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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