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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 65 millimetres
- Diameter: 120 millimetres
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationChang ming fu gui
Inscription Translationlong-life, riches and honour
Inscription Commentcharm style
Published PDF date : 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
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
PDF card: before 1934
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Object reference number: RRC38881
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