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Cup: C.2-1965

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of rich iron-red, pale yellow, pale green, pale aubergine, outlined in soft underglaze blue and decorated with a cock, a hen, three chicks with sprays of lilies and peonies behind rocks.

Chicken cup. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of rich iron-red, pale yellow, pale green, pale aubergine, and outlined in soft underglaze blue. The small bowl is of slightly flared form resting on a countersunk base. The exterior is decorated with a cock, a hen and three chicks on each side, divided by sprays of lilies and peonies growing behind jagged ornamental rocks. There is a double line border in underglaze blue round the rim. The interior is entirely plain.


History note: Wilfrid Evill, inherited from him by Miss Honor Frost, from whom purchased by The National Art Collections Fund and bought by them from the Beatrice Nellie Stuart Fund

Legal notes

Purchased by the National Art Collections Fund from the Mrs Beatrice Nellie Stuart Bequest and given to the Fitzwilliam.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.7 cm
Width: 8.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965-01-14) by National Art Collections Fund


Qing Dynasty
Circa 1662 CE - Circa 1722 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of painted underglaze ( blue) enamels ( iron-red, pale yellow, pale green and pale aubergine)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, pale yellow, pale green, pale aubergine enamels outlined in underglaze blue
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1965
Primary reference Number: 98855
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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