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Jar: C.701 & A-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Small jar and cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The jar has a rounded mouth rim, sloping shoulders and body that tapers to a short foot with flat, recessed, glazed base. It is decorated with pine, bamboo and prunus, The three friends, entwined with longevity characters. The shoulders have four roundels inscribed Fu Shou Kang Ning (Good Fortune, Longevity, Health and Tranquility) reserved on a swastika-diaper ground. The cover has a similar diaper pattern and domed finial.

Notes

History note: Purchased from the Sydney Vacher Collection, possibly purchased at Sotheby's, 20 July 1933, part Lot 54; 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: 8.0 cm
Height: 9.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1530

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the shoulders with four roundels

  • Text: Fu Shou Kang Ning
  • Location: On shoulders
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: rectangular, white, with black border

  • Text: Lent by Vacher No. 30.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.701 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21191
Old object number: CHICER/171
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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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