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Vase: C.690-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Baluster vase. Hard-paste porcelain, decorated in underglaze-blue. The heavily potted vase has a cylindrical neck with applied lug handles below the rounded dish mouth. It has rounded shoulders, and the body tapers into a deep raised foot with flat, unglazed base. The vase is covered in a pale sea-green, celadon crackle glaze. The neck is painted with bamboo sprays either side of the lug handles, and flowering shrubs are painted on the body.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 3 May 1935, Lot 11, for £1.0s.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: 9.4 cm
Height: 19.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
15th century
Circa 1400 - 1500

Components of the work

Decoration Lug Handles

Materials used in production

Celadon glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain, thrown with applied handles, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white, with double-line black border

  • Text: 95
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.690-1991
Primary reference Number: 21132
Old object number: CHICER/244
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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