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Saucer dish: C.39-1933

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Description

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of turquoise, aubergine, iron-red, yellow, blue and two tones of green, with details in black and gilding with three figure standing in a rocky landscape.

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain painted in an enamel palette of turquoise, aubergine, iron-red, yellow, blue and two tones of green, with details in black and gilding. The shallow, well rounded sides are resting on a low and tapered foot and gently flared towards the lipped rim. The interior is boldly painted with three figures standing in a rocky open landscape, a mandarin holding a child on his back watching a brigand with tatoos on his arms and back raising his left fist at a warrior flanked by two miniature yellow horses; the mandarin and brigand are labelled with their names pencilled in black. The underside is applied with a pale turquoise-green enamel thickening around the rim and in the angle of the foot.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.3 cm
Height: 2.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Qing Dynasty
Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Circa 1662 - Circa 1722

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, aubergine, iron-red, yellow, blue and two tones of green and black) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.39-1933
Primary reference Number: 74768
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 September 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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