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Drinking vessel: C.31-1924

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Kendi. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and decorated on the body with a butterfly and grasshopper among rocks and peony. Kendi. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue and with a high gloss glaze. The rounded body has a bulbous mammiform spout and an elongated neck with a flaring rim which is decorated with a floral motif. Plantain leaves encircle the neck of the spout and there are cloud collars round the shoulder. There are two similar floral motifs on the body, a rock formation among peonies with an alighting grasshopper, and a rock formation among peonies with a butterfly. The mammiform spout has the same peony flowers. The foot and the base are glazed.


History note: Purchased in the Malay States

Legal notes

One of twenty-five pieces of Chinese pottery and porcelain given by Ivor H.N. Evans, MA, Clare College

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1924-08) by Evans, Ivor H. N., MA


Ming Dynasty
Circa 1600 - Circa 1644

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Painting underglaze : Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.31-1924
Primary reference Number: 98867
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 June 2015 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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