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Jar: OC.2-1938

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Jar. Hard-paste porcelain painted in yellow, iron-red, aubergine, black and two green enamels and inky-grey underglaze blue with fruiting persimmon and pomegranate branches reserved on an iron-red scale diaper ground.

Jar. Hard-paste porcelain painted in yellow, iron-red, aubergine, black and two green enamels and inky-grey underglaze blue. The squat shouldered body is gently tapered towards the slightly concave, unglazed base. The sides are decorated with a continuous frieze showing fruiting branches of pomegranate, dappled in red, yellow and green, and persimmons in pale yellow and lime-green; divided by outcrops of pierced ornamental rockwork in underglaze blue. All reserved against a ground of iron-red scale diaper. There is a classic foliate scroll in iron-red encirciling the shoulders beneath the short, flared neck which is ringed with a frieze of small pointed leaves alternately coloured red, green and blue pendent from the lipped rim. The shoulders are set on either side with a metal handle; each handle is attached by two screws through pierced holes in the body.


History note: Possibly number T.121 in the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, which is described as 'Famille-verte rice jar, Ming', measured six and a quarter inches by seven inches, and said to have been purchased at Christies

Legal notes

Leonard D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.4 cm
Height: 15.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Qing Dynasty
Circa 1640 - Circa 1700

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue ( underglaze) enamels ( yellow, iron-red, aubergine, black and two green)
Body composed of glazed
Handles And Screws composed of metal

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, painted in yellow, iron-red, aubergine, black and two green enamels and inky-grey underglaze blue with metal handles

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.2-1938
Primary reference Number: 77636
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 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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