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Dish: OC.17-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, yellow, aubergine, turquoise, blue and two green enamels with details in black and gilding with a lady and gentleman on a bridge with five repeated scenes round the rim.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, yellow, aubergine, turquoise, blue and two green enamels with details in black and gilding. The steeply rounded well is spirally carved with petals beneath the broad everted rim which has a barbed edge. The interior has a central circular medallion of a lady and a genleman holding fans, walking hand in hand across an ornamental bridge towards a garden pavilion; encircled round the well by sixteen detached floral sprigs alternately coloured green, iron-red and aubergine. The rim has five repeated scenes of a gentleman talking to a lady on a garden terrace with a balcony overlooking tall flowering sprays growing from pierced green rockwork. The underside has four of the Eight Precious Things - the Jewel, the Leaf, the Lozenge and Pair of Books - all tied with iron-red ribbons.


History note: According to the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, purchased at Christies, 10.2.16, for £20.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 36.8 cm
Height: 5.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: lozenge mark within a double circle. See drawing on old catalogue slip.

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: T.J. 65 L.D.C.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.17-1938
Primary reference Number: 77609
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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