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Bottle: C.15-1927

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bottle. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground, reserves painted in famille verte enamels, and gilt, enclosing 'Antiques', chrysanthemum, prunus, peonies and flowering sprays.

Bottle. Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilt. The slender, pear-shaped body resting on a low splayed foot and tapering towards the tall neck with a horizontal bulge beneath the flared rim, which is mounted in silver. The mottled, bright blue ground is reserved with four barbed quatrefoil panels round the widest part, alternately enclosing 'Antiques' and dense clusters of chrysanthemum growing from pierced rockwork and prunus beside bamboo; there are two smaller barbed quatrefoil vignettes above, one with a vase of peonies and the other with flowering sprays, beneath two fan-shaped vignettes on the shoulders, one with sprays of chrysanthemum and the other with dianthus growing behind rockwork. These are all picked out in bright famille verte enamels and reserved against gilt floral scrollwork, now barely visible. The base is white.

Legal notes

Given by Reginald Cory, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.2 cm
Height: 21.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Cory, Reginald


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gold
Mouth Rim composed of silver ( mount)
Ground composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain with an underglaze powder-blue ground, famille verte enamels, and gilding.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1927
Primary reference Number: 98344
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 June 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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