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Vase: MAR.C.74-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Unknown




Rouleau vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted with turquoise, two greens, aubergine, yellow, iron-red and black enamels, and gilding with warriors in combat watched by fellow warriors in a walled courtyard.

Rouleau vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted with turquoise, two greens, aubergine, yellow, iron-red and black enamels, and gilding. The cylindrical body is decorated with a continuous scene of two warriors engaged in combat practice watched by fellow warriors standing in pairs to either side and the commander sitting on a folding stool behind brandishing two swords; all in a walled courtyard with banana palms, a willow and a cherry tree and numerous long-handled weapons lying on the ground. The shoulders are decorated with a frieze of alternating shou and fu characters in iron-red, blue, gilding and aubergine between a narrow green-ground stippled band of lotus meander and a border of ruyi heads pendent from a yellow fret band round the base of the short upright neck, well painted with a continuous lakeside scene; a green fret border encircles the galleried rim.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.4 cm
Height: 44.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in turquoise, two greens, aubergine, yellow, iron-red and black enamels, and gilding.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.74-1912
Primary reference Number: 77394
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 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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