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Teapot: MAR.C.99 & A & B-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Encrusted teapot, cover and stand. Hard-paste porcelain, painted in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, iron-red and purple enamels and gilding, the bud-shaped teapot moulded with lotus petals stqnding on a leaf-shaped stand, each with three feet formed by applied stems, flowers and leaves.

Encrusted teapot, cover and stand. Hard-paste porcelain painted in brilliant enamel colours of pink, yellow, green, turquoise, iron-red, purple and gilding. The teapot has a globular body moulded with a frieze of overlapping upright lotus petals in yellow, crimson and turquoise. The loop handle is in the form of a thin stippled stem in lime-green to match the upright spout which is attached by a gilt ribbon at its top to two sprays of water-grass extending in applied relief round the body of the teapot. There are two further ribbon-tied bouquets of lotus applied near the base to form feet. The flat turquoise top is centred with the round cover and decorated with two concentric circles of recessed purple and gilt cones to simulate a lotus-pod. The knop is in the form of a finger-citron painted pale brown. The stand is modelled as a lotus-leaf, the turquoise underside has pink veining applied in relief with lotus stems to form feet. The white interior has incised veining and is painted with a lotus clump.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Circa 1723 - Circa 1736

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose)
Stand Diameter 12 cm Height 3 cm
Teapot Diameter 15.3 cm Height 8.7 cm
Loop Handle

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.99 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 77417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 November 2015 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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