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Jardinière: OC.20-1938

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Jardinière. Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, yellow, iron-red, aubergine, turquoise and black enamels with flowers emblematic of the Four Seasons.

Jardinière. Hard-paste porcelain painted in green, yellow, iron-red, aubergine, turquoise and black enamels. Of lobed quatrefoil section, the upright sides are slightly tapered towards the countersunk base which is smeared with a colourless glaze within the raised unglazed footrim. The four lobes are decorated alternately with rectangular panels of trellis and fret diaper in green and yellow overglaze enamels, centred with slightly recessed upright petal-shaped panels respectively enclosing the Flowers of the Four Seasons, prunus, peony, chrysanthemum and lotus, picked out in iron-red, aubergine, green, turquoise, yellow and cream over the glaze, within yellow and aubergine raised line borders. There is a biscuit border of pendent green triangles on a yellow ground round the base and a green-ground black classic scroll band encircling the outer edge of the everted rim. The top of the rim is decorated with a pale yellow ground lotus scroll on the biscuit, the blooms alternately in aubergine and turquoise flanked by green foliate scrolls within a green line border. The interior is left entirely in the biscuit except for a border round the inner rim of peaches, pomegranates, persimmons and one other fruit, one in each lobe, picked out in green, yellow and turquoise on a smeared brownish ground.


History note: According to the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue it was purchased at the Kennedy Sale, Christies, 22.6.16, Lot 201.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Leonard Daneham Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 27.8 cm
Height: 15.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


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

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. 19 L.D.C.
  • Type: Label
  • Text: S.E.K. 278 (S.E. Kennedy Collection)
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.20-1938
Primary reference Number: 99091
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 July 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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