Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. There are horses above rocks and waves, with ornamental clouds and a band of stylised flames in underglaze cobalt blue on the exterior, and a roundel of a seated buffalo, with an outer band of lappets in the centre of the interior. There is a mark on the base.
- 1600-1620 (circa)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 80 millimetres
- Diameter: 154 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationFugui jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the rich and honourable
Inscription CommentRectangular four-character mark reading 'Fugui jiaqi' (Fine vessel for riches and honour) on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ca. 1600Room 95 label text:
Bowl with flying horses above rocks and waves
The bowl is painted with horses galloping through the skies above waves and rocks. Inside is a water buffalo. The base carries a rectangular four-character mark reading富貴佳器 (Fugui jiaqi ‘Fine vessel for riches and honour’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1600–1620
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. Horses above rocks and waves, with ornamental clouds and a band of stylised flames. Roundel in centre of seated buffalo, with outer band of lappets. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39027
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