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Punch bowl: C.7-1836

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Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in famille rose enamels with trees and flowers, a pavillion and a pagoda behind a castellated wall.

Bowl. Hard-paste porcelain painted in a wide variety of famille rose enamel colours, almost rose-verte, green, yellow, turquoise, pink, black, aubergine and iron-red. The steeply rounded sides are resting on a high tapered foot. The exterior is decorated with a flowering prunus tree flanked by peony and chrysanthemum growing beside low rocks, picked out in aubergine, green, blue and black on the shores of a lake; on the opposite shore is a thatched pavillion set beneath a pine tree and a pagoda behind a castellated wall wreathed in wispy clouds in the distance. The rim has a sepia and gilt cracked-ice border strewn with iron-red flowerheads. The interior has a central pink peony within an iron-red wan-diaper border reserved with floral vignettes round the rim.

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Given by Miss Whitehurst

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 22.5 cm
Height: 10 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1836) by Whitehurst, Miss


Qing Dynasty
Yongzheng (1723-1735)
Circa 1723 - Circa 1735

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( famille rose)

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, and painted in a wide variety of enamel colours, green, yellow, turquoise, pink, black, aubergine and iron-red.
Glazing (coating)

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1836
Primary reference Number: 75893
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 November 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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