Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl has deep blue exterior with kinrande gilt floral scrolls around the rim, and a white interior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 119 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationChang ming fu gui
Inscription TranslationLong life, riches and honour
Inscription CommentFour characters 'Chang ming fu gui' (Long life, riches and honour) in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue bowl with kinrande decoration
The bowl is decorated outside with a blue glaze 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. 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’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, blue glaze and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD1522–1566
R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Nedzu Collection, Tokyo.' PDF card: Nezu Collection, Tokyo
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Object reference number: RRC38867
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