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Bottle: OC.14B-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bottle vase. Hard-paste porcelain decorated in translucent iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, two greens, blue and yellow enamels with details in black and gilding with flowers and butterflies.

Bottle vase. Hard-paste porcelain decorated in translucent iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, two greens, blue and yellow enamels of good bright tone with details in black and gilding. The spherical body is surmounted by a tall, slender cylindrical neck, well painted on either side with a rich cluster of flowers and grasses growing behind pierced rockwork in green and blue on a grassy bank; the stems of the flowers are twisted and the leaves curled as though blown by the wind; exotic butterflies are hovering nearby. The shoulders are encircled by a green-ground border stippled in black and reserved with four iron-red chrystanthemum flowerheads alternating with yellow and aubergine peony sprigs; there is a similar border round the rim of the neck encirlced by a row of three prunus flowers at the centre.


History note: According to the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, these pieces were purchased at Dickenson, 6.3.18.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, two greens, blue, yellow and black) gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Merchant's mark
  • Text: T.62 L.D.C.
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.14B-1938
Primary reference Number: 77580
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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