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Figure: C.597-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Figure. Stoneware, modelled, cream glaze painted in underglaze iron. A boy reclines on an artemesia leaf, with his feet crossed and arms holding (?) a large brush over his stomach. His head rests on a rolled pillow. Dark-brown flower motifs decorate his legs and dark-brown is used to depict his hair, features, hands, brush and upper body dress. Leaf-shaped base.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Franck, April 1921, for £5.0s.0d; Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.6 cm
Height: 8.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Ming
Circa 1368 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Modeling (forming) : Stoneware, modelled and painted underglaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval white with black border

  • Text: 18
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.597-1991
Primary reference Number: 21069
Old object number: CHICER/275
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 14 February 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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