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Saucer dish: C.7-1929

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Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground, reserves painted in famille verte enamels, and gilt, with conch shells, waves and floral sprays.

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain with a powder-blue ground and painted in famille verte enamels, and gilding. The shallow rounded sides resting on a very low tapered foot. The interior has five gilt-edged vignettes in famille verte enamels; the central square medallion with notched corners and enclosing three conch-shells, each with the head of a dragon peeping out, one with a flaming pearl, floating on a sea of swirling green waves above a tall jagged rock, the sun setting in the distance above a line of crested pale greenwaves; the medallion is encircled by two circular and two fan-shaped vignettes, the latter enclosing floral sprays growing behind pierced rockwork beside an iron-red fence, and the former with matching scenes of shells amongst foaming green waves. All in reserve against the mottled bright blue ground. The underside is also blue, and the rim and base are white. The base has two concentric circles in underglaze blue enclosing the mark.


History note: Uncertain before donor, Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Legal notes

Given by Mrs D.W. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.2 cm
Width: 27.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-05-31) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


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

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( famille verte) gold Ground: composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

clear Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: ding within a double circle

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in undeglaze blue
  • Mark
  • Text: T. Rudd Antiques, 106 High Street, Southampton
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1929
Primary reference Number: 75901
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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