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Vase: OC.6-1936

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Unknown




Vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a soft toned enamel palette of iron-red, blue, yellow, two greens turquoise, aubergine and black with a continuous scene of a mandarin, attendants and musicians on a garden terrace.

Vase. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a soft toned enamel palette of iron-red, blue, yellow, two greens turquoise, aubergine and black. The cylindrical body is painted with a continuous scene of a mandarin seated in a wheeled throne topped by a peacock feather canopy surrounded by various attendants, two carrying standards and two waving large fans, being received by three officials bearing aloft ivory wands; a group of female musicians are playing in the background within an elaborate open pavilion; the scene takes place on a garden terrace with maple and pine trees growing from stacked rockwork to one side. The shoulders are roughly painted with a brocade-diaper border reserved with four chrysanthemum scrollwork vignettes and the upright neck with lilies and peonies growing from behind pierced rockwork beneath an iron-red key-fret border round the galleried rim.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 19.5 cm
Height: 49.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald R.


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

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( iron-red, blue, yellow, two greens turquoise, aubergine and black)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.6-1936
Primary reference Number: 77772
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 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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