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Bowl: MAR.C.84-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, aubergine, iron-red and black enamels with lotus petal-shaped panels of flowers beneath a cell-diaper band reserved with vignettes enclosing emblems of the Four Accomplishments interspersed with four auspicious Emblems.

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, aubergine, iron-red and black enamels of bright clear tone. The steeply rounded sides are supported on a high, very slightly tapered foot encircled by a green key-fret band. The exterior is decorated with a frieze of eight upright lotus petal-shaped panels enclosing sprays of peony, dianthus, chrysanthemum, narcissus, prunus, tree peony and lotus, divided by pendent flowerheads on the stippled green ground; it has a cell-diaper band round the rim reserved with vignettes of the Four Accomplishments interspersed with four auspicious Emblems. The interior has a central medallion shown tree peonies growing amid pierced rockwork. The rim is encircled by a border of varying diaper pattern reserved with six vignettes alternately enclosing peaches, pomegranates and finger citrons, the Three Abundances.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by C.B. Marlay

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30.7 cm
Height: 15.3 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 ( blue, green, turquoise, yellow, aubergine, iron-red and black)

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.84-1912
Primary reference Number: 77403
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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