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Vase: C.629-1991

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

Double gourd vase. Buff stoneware, thrown in sections and turned, covered in white slip, incised and painted in modulated shades of iron-brown with sgraffito under a clear glaze. The double gourd vase has a small, tapered neck with no mouth rim. The footrim is slightly flared; the glazed base is slightly recessed and flat. The white slip stops short of the footrim, the glaze covers the gourd down to the base. The upper gourd is decorated with iris and leaves painted in brown, and the lower gourd painted with prunus in brown.

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: 20.5 cm
Height: 35.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
18th century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Glaze
Stoneware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Stoneware, thrown in sections and turned, white slip, incised and painted in modulated shades of iron-brown with sgraffito under a clear glaze
Glazing (coating)
Slip-coated
Turning

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: white, round label, with serrated edge

  • Text: 228
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.629-1991
Primary reference Number: 21306
Old object number: CHICER/283
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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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