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Dish: C.37-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in soft clear enamel tones of blue, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine and two greens with details in black and gilding with a seated maiden reading a book.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in soft clear enamel tones of blue, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine and two greens with details in black and gilding. The sides are shallow and well rounded with an outcurved rim slightly angled above the very low, tapered foot. The interior is decorated with a maiden reading a book seated on a rockwork platform, a tall rocky pedestal to her left supporting a gilt censer and an ornamental red table to her right with a vase containing a prunus branch. The palette includes an unusual rich olive-coloured enamel.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by The Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.8 cm
Height: 2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, two greens and black enamels) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.37-1933
Primary reference Number: 74706
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 October 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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