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Saucer dish: OC.39-1938

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Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a powder-blue ground, and gilt, with emblems of the 'Hundred Antiques'.

Saucer dish. Hard-paste porcelain decorated underglaze with a powder-blue ground, and gilding. The shallow steeply rounded sides are resting on a low tapered foot and are applied both inside and out with a mottled deep blue glaze. The interior is painted overall in gilding with emblems of the 'Hundred Antiques', including a vase of peonies, a qin, a weiqi board, a scroll, a pair of alms bowls, a jardinière with lingzhi fungus sprigs, a hare perched on an archaic vase, a book and various censers; there is a broad key-fret band beneath the white rim. The base is white. There are traces of gilt emblems on the underside including a 'pearl'.


History note: According to the Cunliffe Collection Catalogue, purchased from Hancock.

Legal notes

Leonard D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 21.9 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


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

Components of the work

Ground: composed of cobalt-blue Decoration: composed of gold

Materials used in production

clear Glazed Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Hard-paste porcelain with an underglaze powder-blue ground and gilding
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E. 125 L.D.C.
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.39-1938
Primary reference Number: 77705
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 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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