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Vase: C.677-1991

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Maker(s)

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Description

Vase. Hard-paste porcelain decorated in famille rose enamels and gilding on a rose ground. The ovoid body gently tapers towards the flat, recessed base with a waisted and flaring neck. It is decorated on both sides with a lobed oval panel, one enclosing two scholars holding scrolls standing beside brush pots with a bat flying overhead, and the other depicting a sage holding a pumpkin beside a brush pot, and a furnace with the sun overhead. A turquoise and black diaper border encircles the neck and base. The mouth rim is gilt and there is turquoise glaze on the base and interior.

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: 12.7 cm
Height: 19.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Qianlong Period (1736-1795)
18th century
Circa 1736 - 1795

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose) gilt

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain vase decorated in famille rose enamels and gilding on a rose ground.

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.677-1991
Primary reference Number: 21570
Old object number: CHICER/212
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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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