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Bowl: C.9-1929

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground and painted on the inside in famille verte enamels with a central rose sprig and diaper border encircling the rim reserved with four vignettes enclosing 'jewel' and 'lozenge' emblems.

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels. The steeply rounded sides, with a broad everted rim, rest on a high straight foot. The exterior has a mottled dark blue glaze deepening in tone beneath the rim. The interior is painted in famille verte enamels with a central iron-red sprig of rose; the rim is encircled by a multi-coloured diaper border incorporating flower-heads and yellow-ground wan motifs, reserved with four vignettes edged in turquoiose and aubergine enclosing alternating 'jewel' and 'lozenge' emblems, two of the Eight Precious Objects. The base has two concentric underglaze blue circles enclosing the mark.


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

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.2 cm
Height: 9.5 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)
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 and famille verte enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: see drawing on old catalogue slip

  • Text: square outline containing two signs
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Shop mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9-1929
Primary reference Number: 76368
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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