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Water pot: C.41-1933

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'Egg and Spinach' Plate. Hard-paste porcelain, of square section, decorated on the biscuit with yellow, green, aubergine and cream glazes and applied in high relief with a chilong dragon.

'Egg and Spinach' Plate. Hard-paste porcelain decorated on the biscuit with yellow, green, aubergine and cream glazes. The domed body is of square section with indented corners and a vertical groove at each corner running from the base to the small mouth which is of similar section. The exterior and the base are both splashed in the coloured glazes. A chilong dragon applied in high relief clambers up one side, its thin cream-coloured body is spotted with dark brown and its pointed head is leaning over the short mouthrim.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.6 cm
Height: 4.6 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

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Materials used in production

yellow, green, aubergine and cream Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain decorated on the biscuit with yellow, green, aubergine and cream glazes and applied in high relief with a chilong dragon

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1933
Primary reference Number: 74961
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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