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Bottle vase: MAR.C.81B-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Bottle vase (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine and blue enamels with details in black and gilding with a scrolling floral design.

Bottle vase (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine and blue enamels with details in black and gilding. The spherical body is mounted by a tall, slightly tapered cylindrical neck, decorated overall with floral scrollwork; the six-petalled blooms are in various colour combinations borne on delicate thin meandering stems in black with numerous long pointed leaves in green shading to yellow at the tips. There is a stippled aubergine band round the shoulders reserved with floral and pomegranate scrolls with an aubergine-ground green and red cell-diaper border beneath the mouth. The rims are mounted in gilt-metal.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by C.B. Marlay

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.5 cm
Height: 23.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

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

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, blue and black) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, yellow, iron-red, turquoise, aubergine, blue and black enamels, and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Merchant's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.81B-1912
Primary reference Number: 98737
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 June 2018 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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