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Bowl: C.15-1991

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Hard-paste porcelain bowl. Decorated onglaze with polychrome enamels in pale yellow, two shades of green, iron-red, greyish-purple, pale grey, dark borwn and coral-red. Circular with deep curved sides, standing on a foot ring. The sides are decorated with peonies and other spring flowers springing upwards from the foot ring, reserved in coral-red ground.
The interior and the underside of the base are undecorated.
Carved wood stand
Mark: four character mark of the period of Yongzheng in underglaze blue, enclosed by a double square outline.


History note: Formerly on loan from 1985

Legal notes

Lent by Gabor Cossa 1985, bequeathed by Gabor Cossa 1989

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Cossa, Gabor


Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 CE - 1735 CE

Components of the work

Mark composed of underglaze colour ( blue) Stand composed of wood Diameter 13.5 cm Height 8.9 cm
Bowl Diameter 14.4 cm Height 6.6 cm

Materials used in production

coral-red Ground colour Enamels Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.15-1991
Primary reference Number: 72149
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 June 2021 Last processed: Saturday 5 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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