Porcelain hemispherical bowl. The bowl has red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. There is an underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and a diaper band at the rim. There is an inscription in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 118 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationFugui jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the rich and honourable
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Red bowl with kinrande decoration
This bowl is painted in underglaze blue on the base with a mark which reads富貴佳器 (fu gui jia qi ‘Fine vessel for riches and honour’). The bowl is decorated inside inunderglaze blue with a chrysanthemum and a butterfly. It is covered outside with an iron-red ground and cut out gold foil which was incised and fired at a low temperature. This decorative technique is known by the Japanese term 金襴手 (kinrande 'gold brocade style’). The gold wears away from the porcelain which is why so much of the detail is missing.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, red enamel and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD1522–1566
PDF card: before 1934
Porcelain hemispherical bowl. Red enamel over felspathic glaze with gilt (kinrande) floral scrolls on the exterior. Underglaze blue chrysanthemum spray and a butterfly in a double ring in the centre of interior and diaper band at the rim. Inscription on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC38893
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