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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.521

  • Description

    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
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        長命富貴
      • 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

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  • 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
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.521

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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