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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.215

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1500-1600
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 108 millimetres
    • Diameter: 312 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        exterior
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        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
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Fu ru donghai, shou bi nanshan, wanwannian ronghua fugui, changruzai jinyu mantang zisun ju
      • Inscription Translation

        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’.
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming late 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A215

    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 ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, AD 1500–1600

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.34, no.105 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.57, no.A215 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case6/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.215

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.

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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