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Bowl: C.4-1974

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in iron-red, ochre-yellow, turquoise, opaque blue, two tones of green and black with slight touches of gilding with birds, butterflies, flowers and trees.

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of iron-red, ochre-yellow, turquoise, opaque blue, two tones of green and black with slight touches of gilding. The steeply rounded sides rest on a high slightly tapered foot and are gently flared towards the heavily lipped rim. The exterior has eight large upright lotus petal-shaped panels alternately enclosing songbirds darting beside pomegranate, prunus and peony trees and pairs of cranes near a peach tree, pheasants on rockwork beneath a magnolia, peacocks near chrysanthemum sprays and phoenix beneath a maple. The border is decorated with stylised overlapping petals in yellow edged in green round the base and a stippled green-ground band with sprays of lotus, chrysanthemum, rose and peony divided by four bird vignettes round the rim. The interior has a central scene of two butterflies hovering above a flowering iron-red tree peony and the rim is encircled by a border comprised of three different brightly coloured diaper patterns interspersed with six floral vignettes.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.6 cm
Height: 15 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1974) by Furlonge, M., Miss


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

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1974
Primary reference Number: 99138
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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