Longquan type stoneware flower-pot-stand with three small feet. The flower-pot-stand has a fine grey body and olive green irregularly crackled glaze. There is an inscription in a band below the rim. The base and the centre of the interior are unglazed.
- Made in: Longquan (area)
- (Asia,China,Zhejiang (province),Longquan Area)
- Height: 108 millimetres
- Diameter: 312 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationFu ru donghai, shou bi nanshan, wanwannian ronghua fugui, changruzai jinyu mantang zisun ju
Inscription TranslationHappiness as great as the Eastern Sea, Life as long as the Southern mountains, Thousands of years, honour and happiness always there; a hall full of gold and jade. Signed by the sons and grandsons’.
Published PDF date : Ming late 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Celadon bulb bowl with inscription
This bulb bowl was perhaps made for a Daoist or Buddhist temple. It is incised with an inscription which is a prayer for everything most people desire (even today). He hopes for contentment, a healthy long-life, respect and wealth. The inscription reads: 福如东海，寿比南山。万万年荣华富贵常如在, 金玉满堂 子孙 具 (Fu ru donghai, shou bi nanshan, wanwan nian ronghua fugui, changruzai jinyu man tang zisun ju ‘Happiness as great as the Eastern Sea, Life as long as the Southern mountains, Thousands of years, honour and happiness always there; a hall full of gold and jade. Signed by the sons and grandsons’.)
Stoneware with olive green irregularly crackled glaze
Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
Ming dynasty, AD 1500–1600
Longquan type stoneware Flower-pot-stand with three small feet. Fine grey body covered with olive green irregularly crackled glaze. Inscription in band below rim. Base and centre inside unglazed.
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Object reference number: RRC39266
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