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Bottle: OC.38B-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bottle. Hard-paste porcelain with a mottled underglaze powder-blue ground painted in famille verte enamels, and gilt with three quatrefoil panels one enclosing members of the Hundred Antiques the other two with sprays ofchrysanthemum, lily, dianthus and grasses.

Bottle. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilding. The elegant pear-shaped body is surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck slightly flared towards the rim. The mottled bright blue ground is decorated with three lobed quatrefoil panels, one enclosing members of the 'Hundred Antiques' including a hare on an artemesia leaf, a flanged vase with peacock feathers, a ruyi sceptre, a conch shell, censers and a bundle of scrolls, and the other two with delicate flowering sprays of chrysanthemum, lily, dianthus and long grasses intertwined and windswept, all picked out in bright famille verte enamels. A key-fret border beneath an upright ruyi-head band in gilding at the base of the neck and a matching pendent ruyi-head band at the rim. The interior and base are white of yellowish-brown tone.


History note: The Cunliffe Collection Catalogue records that the pieces were purchased from Dickenson.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Leonard D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 14.2 cm
Height: 28.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gold
Ground composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain with an underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. 86 L.D.C.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.38B-1938
Primary reference Number: 77703
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 June 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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