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Dish, hard-paste porcelain, painted in iron-red enamels, underglaze blue, and gilding with a Chinese lady and an European gentleman in a horse-drawn carriage.

Dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted predominantly in iron-red enamels, and gilding with underglaze blue. The shallow flared sides resting on a very low slightly tapered foot and moulded with twelve tulip-like blooms beneath the barbed rim edged in gilding. The interior with a large central medallion depicting a Chinese lady and an European gentleman in a frock coat riding in a simple wooden carriage pulled by two dappled horses, a driver holding a whip seated astride one horse and an attendant walking behind holding a large parasol above the heads of the couple; all in iron-red and gilding within a double line border in underglaze blue. The moulded tulips around the cavetto are outlined in underglaze blue and alternately enclosing sprays of lily and peony in iron-red between single lines in underglaze blue round the rim.

Legal notes

Given by C.D. Rotch

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28 cm
Height: 4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-03-02) by Rotch, Claude Dickason


Qing Dynasty
Second quarter of 18th century
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

School or Style

Chinese Imari

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red) gold Underglaze composed of cobalt-blue Description

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red enamels and underglaze blue, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.3-1943
Primary reference Number: 77677
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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