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Baluster jar: C.711-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Baluster jar

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Eight lobed baluster jar. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The jar is moulded in eight lobes, with a short neck, rounded, sloping shoulders tapering to foot, and a flat, glazed, recessed base. A band of key-fret pattern decorates the neck, and the shoulders have a band of petal-shaped lappets. The lobed body has an over-all design of tendrilled vine gourds with four tree rats gnawing at the fruit. Above the foot is a two-lined border and a band of petal-shaped lappets.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Evision & Co., St. Mary Axe, July 1924, for £2.10s.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: 19.5 cm
Height: 17.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
16th/17th century
Circa 1570 - 1630

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded in eight lobes, decorated in underglaze-blue
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: serrated, white, round

  • Text: 299
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.711-1991
Primary reference Number: 21225
Old object number: CHICER/235
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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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