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Bottle: C.17-1927

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, a flowering spray and a flower vase.

Bottle. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilding. The slender, pear-shaped body is resting on a low, slightly splayed foot and tapering towards the tall neck encircled by a horizontal bulge beneath the flared rim, which is mounted in silver. The mottled soft blue ground is reserved round the widest part of the body with four barbed quatrefoil vignettes alternately enclosing 'Antiques', sprays of chrysanthemum and prunus entwined with bamboo growing from rockwork, surmounted by two smaller barbed quatrefoil vignettes, one enclosing a flowering spray and the other a flower vase, beneath two fan-shaped cartouches enclosing flowers growing from rockwork on the shoulders; these are all picked out in famille verte enamels and reserved against floral scrollwork in gilding, now largely faded. There is a gilt classic scroll band round the neck. The base is white.

Legal notes

Given by Reginald Cory, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.1 cm
Height: 20.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927-09-06) by Cory, Reginald


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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte) gold
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 gilt.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.17-1927
Primary reference Number: 98346
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 June 2018 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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