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Cup: OC.16.1 & A-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Teabowl and saucer. Hard-paste porcelain, fluted, painted in iron-red, turquoise, yellow, aubergine, blue and black with two tones of green with phoenix, flowering trees and birds.

Teabowl and saucer. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of iron-red, turquoise, yellow, aubergine, blue and black with two tones of green. It has fluted sides and a scalloped rim to resemble a chrysanthemum flower. The saucer has a central medallion enclosing a phoenix perched on rockwork among peony sprays, this is encircled round the sides by six radiating panels of various birds and waterfowl among flowering plants. The teabowl is similarly decorated with matching six panels round the exterior and a central peony spray within a narrow peony band round the interior of the rim.


History note: Described in the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue as purchased from Dickenson (no Dickenson label).

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.9 cm
Height: 5.7 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, yellow, aubergine, blue, two tones of green and black)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Hua marks within double circles. See drawing on old catalogue slip.

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: T. 100 L.D.C.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.16.1 & A-1938
Primary reference Number: 77593
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 December 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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