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Teapot: MAR.C.99 & A-1912

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Hard-paste porcelain encrusted teapot and cover, 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.

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C. B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.3 cm
Height: 8.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
1723 - 1795

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.99 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 77418
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 November 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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