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Flask: C.30-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Square flask painted in Kakiemon-style enamels, short cylindical gilt-metal replacement neck. Square with straight sides, the rounded shoulders shaped by their arched tops. Painted on three sides with two birds and a tree with various plants, including bamboo and another flowering shrub, along with a rock. On one side there are two cranes with a pine and flowering plants. On each side of the shoulder there is a flying bird between the formal sprays with red flowers which mark the four corners.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Harry and Lady Garner

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 12 cm

Relative size of this object

12 cm27.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Arita ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by Garner, Harry, Sir and Lady

Dating

17th Century
1670 - 1690

School or Style

Kakiemon

Components of the work

Neck composed of gilt metal

Materials used in production

Enamel Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Enamelling

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.30-1973
Primary reference Number: 140205
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 5 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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