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Dish: OC.65B-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Dish (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in turquoise, aubergine, yellow, iron-red, opaque blue, two tones of green and black enamels, and gilding with a kylin and phoenix encircled by eight radiating panels enclosing birds and flowers.

Dish (one of a pair). Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of turquoise, aubergine, yellow, iron-red, opaque blue and two tones of green with details in black and gilding. Each dish has shallow rounded sides resting on a low tapered foot; the sides are divided into thirty-two chrysanthemum petal lobes; the interior is enamelled in good bright tones with a central medallion showing a phoenix in flight above a kylin in a balustraded garden with a banana palm rising behind a pierced rock, and encircled round the sides by eight radiating panels alternately enclosing blue birds flying above different floral sprays and simple groups of flowers. The underside has three detached iron-red sprays beneath the scalloped rim.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


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

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Hua mark within double circles

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in underglaze blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: John Sparks, 128 Mount Street, W.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.65B-1938
Primary reference Number: 99136
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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