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    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
    • Diameter: 119 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Chang ming fu gui
      • Inscription Translation

        Long life, riches and honour
      • Inscription Comment

        Four characters 'Chang ming fu gui' (Long life, riches and honour) in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 521

    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


  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 147, pl. CXLVI(c) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.14, no.521 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.14, no.521 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: 'From the Nedzu Collection, Tokyo.' PDF card: Nezu Collection, Tokyo

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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Deep blue exterior with kinrande gilt floral scrolls around the rim, white interior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Deep blue exterior with kinrande gilt floral scrolls around the rim, white interior. Mark in underglaze blue on base.

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