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Saucer dish: OC.19-1936

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Hard-paste porcelain saucer dish painted in enamel colours, one of a pair. With shallow, well rounded sides resting on a tapered foot. The interior is decorated in enamels of bright tones with a blue and a, smaller, brown butterfly hovering in flight above two flowering sprays. One with brown stalks and large dark pink flowers with yellow centres stippled with red, the other taller with green stems and pale yellow flowers, each with five narrow pointed petals. The foliage of both sprays in lime green and greenish turquoise.
Mark: six character mark of Yongzheng, written horizontally within double circles in underglaze blue.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.9 cm
Height: 2.9 cm

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)

Materials used in production

Enamels Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.19-1936
Primary reference Number: 77626
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 November 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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