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Vase: OC.21-1938

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Rouleau vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a good strong enamel palette of iron-red, blue, two greens, turquoise, yellow, aubergine and black with an exotic bird perched on a prunus tree.

Rouleau vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a good strong enamel palette of iron-red, blue, two greens, turquoise, yellow, aubergine and black. The cylindrical body is gently taperered towards the low straight foot and shouldered beneath the short upright neck with an everted, lipped rim. The sides are boldy painted with an exotic bird with a pale iron-red breast, green wing feathers and crest and multi-coloured tail plumes perched on the branch of a flowering prunus tree which is growing beside an outcrop of jagged rockwork flanked by red peonies. A large butterfly and numerous winged insects are in flight overhead. All between yellow line borders edged in black. The shoulders are encircled by a green-ground scrollwork band reserved with red flowerheads and the neck decorated with insects beside black canes of bamboo.


History note: Number T.63 in the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, where is is described as possibly purchased at Dickenson, 6.3.18.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Leonard Daneham Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.7 cm
Height: 20.5 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, blue, two greens, turquoise, yellow, aubergine and black)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.21-1938
Primary reference Number: 77632
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 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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