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Jar: C.663 & A-1991

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Maker(s)

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Description

Jar and cover. Hard-paste porcelain decorated in an enamel palette of iron-red, green, blue, yellow, aubergine and black. The ovoid body is tapered towards the foot, with flat, recessed base, and painted with four large vertical panels, two enclosing kylin amidst rocky landscape, and one with chrysanthemum heads and foliage with insects, and the fourth with a phoenix perched on rocks surrounded by peonies, reserved against a green swastika fret ground; diamond and honeycomb border round the shoulders reserved with four vignettes. Matching vignettes encircle the base of the domed cover decorated with a central medallion of kylin in landscape.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Sotheby's, 25-28th April 1933, Stephen D. Winkworth Collection, £18.0s.0d, Lot 499; 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: 22.4 cm
Height: 31.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
17th-18th Century
1662 - 1722

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille verte)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain decorated in an enamel palette of iron-red, green, blue, yellow, black and aubergine

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: oval, white, with double black border

  • Text: 86
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.663 & A-1991
Primary reference Number: 21485
Old object number: CHICER/220
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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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