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Dish: C.12-2002

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Production: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain large dish, painted underglaze in blue with birds in a pomegranate tree, peony, chrysanthemum, lotus, peach and camellia.

Large dish. Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, and painted underglaze in pale blue; unglazed base. Circular with low curved sides, standing on an undercut footring. Kiln debris has adhered to the footring and the lower side of the bowl. Decorated in the well with birds in a pomegranate tree enclosed by two close-set concentric circles, a space and another circle. The sides are decorated with scrolling peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and (?) camellia and with two narrow bands round the rim. On the outside walls there are chrysanthemum and peach bushes, interrupted on the rim by a rectangular outline enclosing the Da Ming Jiajing nian ji mark.


History note: Dr Sydney Smith, Cambridge (St Catherine's, a former Syndic of the Fitzwilliam); Dr Donald Thomas Kellaway

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 50.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2002) by Kellaway, Thomas Donald, Dr


16th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1530 : Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), early 16th century

Components of the work

Maximum Height 9.8 cm
Minimum Height 9 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, and painted underglaze in pale blue; unglazed base

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-2002
Primary reference Number: 82281
Entry form number: 177
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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