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Saucer dish: C.5-1955

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Dish decorated in underglaze blue on a yellow enamel ground. In the centre is a flowering spray of 'morning glory', in the border within double circles in blue, are four sprays of flowers and fruit. On the outside of the dish is a well filled border of flowers and leaves


History note: Bought from P. Sparks, November 1955, London

Legal notes

Bought from P. Sparks, using the C. J. M. Adie Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.3 cm
Height: 5.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1955-11-24) by Sparks, P


Ming Dynasty
1488 CE - 1505 CE

Materials used in production

blue Underglaze colour Ground colour Enamel Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Ground laying Underglaze

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Accession number: C.5-1955
Primary reference Number: 75385
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

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

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