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Dish: MAR.C.83-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of two iron-reds, two greens, turquoise, pale yellow and aubergine outlined in sepia with a kingfisher in flight by a lotus pond with two mandarin ducks swimming.

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of two iron-reds, two greens, turquoise, pale yellow and aubergine outlined in sepia. The well rounded sides have an out-curved rim resting on a low tapered foot. The interior is boldy decorated with an overall design of a kingfisher diving down towards a large clump of lotus with six open blooms, flanked by frilly-edged leaves and tall water grasses, rising from a pond indicated by iron-red dashes, with two mandarin ducks swimming in the foreground. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by C.B. Marlay

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 39 cm
Height: 6.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1905-03-26) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( two iron-reds, two greens turquoise, pale yellow and aubergine outlined in sepia)

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: within a double circle

  • Text: a ding
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.83-1912
Primary reference Number: 77402
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 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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