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Dish: MAR.C.97-1912

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Dish. Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue, with iron-red and sepia enamels with touches of green, aubergine and pink, and gilt, with a servant holding a parasol above a lady in a garden.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted predominantly in an enamel palette of pale iron-red, sepia, and gilding enhanced with touches of green, aubergine and pink with underglaze blue. The shallow rounded sides with broad everted rim resting on a very low tapered foot The interior with a central medallion enclosing a scene of a bearded servant holding a large parasol above an elegantly dressed lady, in a garden amongst sprays of bamboo, palm and chrysanthemum beneath a flowering prunus tree. The rim with a cell-diaper border in underglaze blue reserved with four leaf-shaped vignettes enclosing two butterflies, a beetle and a bat in iron-red, pink and gilding, interspersed with pairs of prunus flowerheads in iron-red and gilding.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.5 cm
Height: 4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
Second quarter of 18th century
Circa 1736 - Circa 1795

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red and sepia with touches of green, aubergine and pink) gold Description

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.97-1912
Primary reference Number: 77416
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 May 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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