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Dish: MAR.C.85-1912

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Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamel colours and gilding with a female Immortal, a deer and a small boy beside a flowering prunus tree.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a wide range of enamel colours, yellow, two greens, black, pink, turquoise and white, and gilding. The dish has shallow rounded sides and a broad, flat everted rim. The centre is painted with a female Immortal, most probably the goddess Xi Wangmu, who is standing holding a spring of lingzhi fungus, with a stag to her right holding a spray of peach in its mouth and a small boy to her left carrying a large peach in a basket which is hung from a staff over his shoulder. There is a flowering prunus tree in the background growing beside bamboo rising from behind ornamental rockwork. The gilt-edged rim has six flowering sprays including peony, magnolia nad hibiscus.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 43.5 cm
Height: 4.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 CE - Circa 1735 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gold Decorationb

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N = 183 over capital I
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.85-1912
Primary reference Number: 77404
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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