Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and roughly trimmed footrim. There is a floral scroll pattern in underglaze blue and red, green, yellow and turquoise overglaze enamels on the interior, and four beasts, with saddlecloths showing a lotus flower and a Chinese character, among rocks, clouds, waves and auspicious emblems on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 98 millimetres
- Diameter: 213 millimetres
Inscription Positionabove the lions
Inscription TransliterationFushou kangning
Inscription TranslationMay good fortune and health be with you
Inscription CommentThe characters on the animals' saddle cloths read 'fushou kangning' (May good fortune and health be with you)
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationXuande nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Xuande reign
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with fabulous creatures
Saddle blankets on each of the animal's backs bear one of four Chinese characters which together make the phrase 福壽康寧 (fu shou kang ning ‘May good fortune and health be with you’). Potters added an apocryphal four-character underglaze blue Xuande reign mark on the base.
Porcelain decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD1522–1566
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Fukunage Collection. PDF card: Fukunage Collection, Japan
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and roughly trimmed footrim. Underglaze blue and red, green, yellow and turquoise overglaze enamels. Floral scroll pattern on interior; four beasts among rocks, clouds, waves and auspicious emblems on exterior. Saddle cloth on each animal's back with a lotus flower and a Chinese character. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39045
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