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Bowl: C.8-1929

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground, and gilt, the central reserve painted in famille verte enamels with a pheasant in flight above flowering tree peony.

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a mottled powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilding. The steeply rounded sides resting on a high tapered foot are applied both inside and out with a blotchy dark blue glaze. The exterior is decorated with gilding, now almost completely worn away, with two fan-shaped vignettes enclosing landscape scenes, divided by two quatrefoil floral vignettes, set against chrysanthemum scrollwork; around the rim is a wan-diaper border reserved with four floral vignettes. The interior has barely discernable floral decoration round the sides and a star-shaped medallion at the centre enclosing a scene painted in famille verte enamels of a pheasant in flight above flowering tree peony with two blooms in iron-red and blue The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark.


History note: Uncertain before donor, Mrs W.D. (frances Louisa) Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19 cm
Height: 8.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-05-31) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gold
Ground composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain with an underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1929
Primary reference Number: 76159
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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