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Bowl: OC.5-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain bowl, painted in enamel colours and gilding. The well rounded sides rest on a high, slightly tapered foot. The interior is entirely plain. The exterior is applied in relief with two jardinieres, each pierced with two cash and painted in bright blue, containing a flowering trees composed of rose, chrysanthemum and prune flowers borne on white branches dotted with green and turquoise leaves. The flowers are in iron-red, puce and white. The jardinieres are divided by two prunus branches in relief with blossom also in puce and iron-red. The brown edged rim is encircled beneath by a border of gilt bamboo stalks intertwined with an undulating floral garland picked out in tones of turquoise, yellow, blue, green, iron-red and puce.

Legal notes

Given by The Hon. Lady Ida Darwin, 1939

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.3 cm
Height: 12.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-06-14) by Darwin, Ida


Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
1736 - 1795

School or Style

famille rose

Materials used in production

white Ground colour
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

High relief

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.5-1939
Primary reference Number: 77748
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 June 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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