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Seated official: C.599 & A-1991

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Seated official

Maker(s)

Longquan Kilns (Production)

Description

Seated official or God. Solid stoneware, with celadon glaze, cobalt blue eyes and pierced for insertion of hair. Official seated with legs apart and left hand on knee. Its flowing robes are held with an oval buckle over a large stomach. The centre back is unglazed.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 3 May 1935, for £5.0s.0d. Property of Mrs Darby, part Lot 11; 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

Height: 24.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Longquan ⪼ Zhejiang ⪼ China

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Circa 1500 CE - 1600 1600 CE Circa 1800 CE - 1900 1900 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of cobalt-blue ( eyes) Figure: Diameter 22.3 cm Height 22.6 cm
Stand: Diameter 25.0 cm

Materials used in production

Celadon glaze Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Stoneware, celadon glaze, cobalt blue eyes and pierced for insertion of hair
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: round, white label, with serrated edge

  • Text: 480
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.599 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21124
Old object number: CHICER/243
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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