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    Porcelain hemispherical bowl. The bowl has iron red enamel on exterior, white glazed interior and base. There are gilt floral scrolls on the exterior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC(mid)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 65 millimetres
    • Diameter: 120 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chang ming fu gui
      • Inscription Translation

        long-life, riches and honour
      • Inscription Comment

        charm style
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 535

    Red bowl with kinrande decoration

    This bowl is painted in underglaze blue with a charm-style mark on the base which reads 長命富貴 (chang ming fu gui ‘Long life, riches and honour’). The bowl is decorated 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


  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.17, no.535 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.17, no.535 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.42, no.93 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.71, no.57 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G95/dc26/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: before 1934

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Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Iron red enamel with gilt floral scrolls on exterior, white glazed interior and base. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Hemispherical porcelain bowl. Iron red enamel with gilt floral scrolls on exterior, white glazed interior and base. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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