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Box: C.26 & A-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Box and cover. Hard-paste porcelain, circular, painted underglaze in blue, and iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels with boy holding a lotus leaf climbing among lotus blooms and stems.

Box and cover. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue, and iron red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels. The circular shallow box has gently rounded sides resting on a very low footrim, a blue line border round the base and another beneath the rim. The glaze on the interior and exterior of the box and on the interior of the cover (A) is heavily pitted. The top of the cover has a circular medallion enclosing a boy wearing a yellow apron holding a lotus leaf and climbing among lotus blooms and stems, within a narrow iron-red zig-zag band between line borders in underglaze blue. There is a further blue line border round the rim.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by The Rev A V Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10 cm
Height: 4.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-04-05) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( underglaze blue, and iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue, and iron-red, green, yellow, aubergine and black enamels
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 73768
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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