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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. The bowl is blue with kinrande gilt leaf scrolls around exterior rim. There is a lotus spray with a diaper around the rim in underglaze blue on interior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 62 millimetres
- Diameter: 122 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationFugui jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the rich and honourable
Inscription CommentFour characters 'Fugui jiaqi' (Fine vessel for the rich and honourable) in a rectangular cartouche in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue bowl with kinrande decoration
The bowl is decorated inside in underglaze blue with a lotus spray. It is covered 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
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides. Blue with kinrande gilt leaf scrolls around exterior rim. Lotus spray with a diaper around the rim in underglaze blue on interior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC38856
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