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Pot: C.731-1991

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Soy sauce pot or water dropper. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Circular, of doughnut shape, with a short curved spout and handle in the form of a pipe. Rounded unglazed base. The rounded sides are painted on the outside with birds (plover) flying over waves. Two birds decorate the handle and one on the spout. The inner ring is undecorated.


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: 11.1 cm
Height: 5.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)
Mid-19th Century
Circa 1830 - 1867

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of glaze

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: square white inscribed seal, SAN-PEI is underlined

  • Text: SAN-PEI KYOTO Soy pot
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.731-1991
Primary reference Number: 21707
Old object number: JAPCER/184
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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