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Saucer dish: OC.9-1936

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain of eggshell quality painted in pale washed tones of aubergine, iron-red, yellow, turquoise and green enamels outlined in sepia with butterflies and red-berried boughs.

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain of eggshell quality painted in pale washed tones of aubergine, iron-red, yellow, turquoise and green enamels outlined in sepia. The shallow, rounded sides spring from a low tapered foot. The interior has a slightly recessed centre which is very delicately painted with three butterflies hovering beside a red-berried bough with bright leaves of green and turquoise. The branches extend over the rim onto the underside which is also decorated with two aubergine and pale yellow butterflies. A pair with OC.10-1936.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Reginald R. Cory, 1934

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.5 cm
Height: 3.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 - Circa 1735

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( aubergine, iron-red, yellow, turquoise and green outlined in sepia)

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.9-1936
Primary reference Number: 77863
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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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