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Dish: C.3-1953

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Blue and white porcelain dish. The dish is boldly decorated in the centre with a flowering branch of peony with leaves and buds, within a wall border of freely drawn lotus meander. The everted rim is decorated with eight evenly spaced sprays of fruit and flowers, the exterior with a similar lotus meander. The base is unglazed.


History note: Bought from Sotheby's, April 14th 1953, lot 77 (Geoffrey Hedley Sale), by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Bought from Sotheby's by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 40 cm
Height: 7.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1953-04-23) by Sotheby's


Ming Dynasty
1403 - 1424

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Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1953
Primary reference Number: 74475
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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