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Jar: C.14-2003

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Globular jar of hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in dark greyish-blue with lappets, stylized flowers, and horizontal bands

Jar. Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, painted underglaze in dark greyish-blue; base unglazed. Of depressed globular form with a short narrow neck; base slightly recessed. Painted on the should er with a circle of petal lappets between pairs of concentric circles, and on the side with three stylized flower heads (chyrsanthemums?) with a curving stem and leaves between them, and pairs of horizontal bands above and below. Under this there are three spaced out leaves with one horizontal band below.


History note: From the Hoi An Hoard; sold by Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California on either 11-12 October or 4 December 2000, Treasures from the Hoi An Hoard, Important Vietnamese Ceramics from a Late 15th/Early 16th century Cargo, probably day 1, or through their parent company, Ebay, over the internet. Peter Crabbe, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, from whom purchased by the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum, bought from Peter Crabbe Antiques

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.1 cm
Height: 5.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2003-10-13) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


15th Century, Late-16th Century, Early#
Circa 1480 - Circa 1520

Components of the work

Inside And Outside composed of glaze ( not base)
Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, painted underglaze in dark greyish-blue; base unglazed.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2001.32
  • Location: On base near to footrim
  • Method of creation: Hand-wirtten in black ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: circular label printed in black round the circumference and having in the centre a pale purple dragon

  • Text: 'SAGA - HOI AN HOARD - VISAL' round the top, and ' '34424' at the bottom
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-2003
Primary reference Number: 95958
Entry form: 196
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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