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    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a white body. There are four formal lotus flowers and scrolls in kinrande underglaze gilding around the exterior. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A464.

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    • 16thC
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    • Height: 58 millimetres
    • Diameter: 103 millimetres
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    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF A465

    White bowl with kinrande decoration

    This bowl is painted in underglaze blue with a mark on the base. The bowl is decorated outside with 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 and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD1522–1566


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    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 65 and p. 313 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.42, no.91 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989a p.67, no.37 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989b p.92, no.90 (right) bibliographic details
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White porcelain bowl. Kinrande gilded overglaze decoration with four formal lotus flowers and scrolls around the outside. Mark on base. Pair with A465.

White porcelain bowl. Kinrande gilded overglaze decoration with four formal lotus flowers and scrolls around the outside. Mark on base. Pair with A465.

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