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Dish: OC.15-1936

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Unknown (Maker)


Hard-paste porcelain green-backed dish, painted in enamel colours. The shallow dish has flared sides gently angled above the low tapered foot. The interior is delicately painted with a bearded figure, wearing cream coloured robes edged with dark blue, pink and pale turquoise, standing with his right elbow resting on a large purple wine jar. This is placed on a long rectangular blue marble table beside a cup and a scroll, a wooden stool in front and a blue storage jar behind. The figure may represent Libe, the 'drunken poet' of the Tang Dynasty.
The underside is painted with a mottled pale mint green enamel.
Mark: Six character mark of Yongzheng within a double circle in underglaze blue.

Repairs have been made with gold lacquer.


History note: Unknown before testator

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Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Width: 16.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.


Yongzheng (1723-1735)
1723 - 1735

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Mark composed of underglaze ( blue) Repairs composed of lacquer

Materials used in production

Enamels Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.15-1936
Primary reference Number: 77583
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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