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Dish: OC.46-1938

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain dish with ruby back, of eggshell quality, painted in rich enamel colours. The sides are shallow and rounded, and the rim is broad and everted. The centre is finely painted with a large leaf shaped medallion, the edges furled and slightly decayed, showing three quail on a grassy bank besides sprays of pink rose, dianthus, daisy, and millet growing behind blue pierced rockwork. Reserved against a pink cell-diaper band. The rim with three vignettes of peony, rose and chrysanthemum, reserved against an intricate composite floral scrollwork border within a pink trellis-diaper band.
The underside is applied with a mottled deep pink glaze.


History note: Described as being 'one of a original pair from Christie's'

Legal notes

Leonard D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.3 cm
Width: 21.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Yongzheng (1723-1735)
1723 CE - 1795 CE

School or Style

famille rose

Components of the work

Rim composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.46-1938
Primary reference Number: 77735
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 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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