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Baluster jar: C.744-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Baluster jar

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

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 the foot, and a flat, recessed, glazed base. The neck has a key-pattern border, and the shoulders have a lappet border, The body is decorated all-over with `the three friends' pattern (prunus, pine and bamboo) and birds in flight.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, Stephen Winkworth Collection, 25.4.1933, £5.0s.0d, Lot 120; 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: 13.0 cm
Height: 11.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Ming
Circa 1368 - 1644

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: round, white, serrated

  • Text: 215
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.744-1991
Primary reference Number: 21285
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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