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Jar: C.713 & A-1991

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Cylindrical jar and (possibly associated) cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The jar has a wide mouth, low rim, rounded shoulders and straight sides tapering to a low foot with recessed, glazed base. The rounded cover has a bud-shaped finial. Three single lines encircle the neck, with a border of lotus petals below. The body is decorated with a continuous scene showing a pavilion, seated sage, boy with a buffalo, a river and a lady in landscape, above three single lines encircling the foot. The cover has four lappets of flower heads divided by cloud scrolls.

Notes

History note: H.S. 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: 13.3 cm
Height: 16.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
16th century
Circa 1500 - 1600

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue)

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square seal mark; shop mark in underglaze-blue

  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: round, white, serrated

  • Text: 542h
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.713 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21227
Old object number: CHICER/209
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 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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