Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flared rim, and tall, straight footring. The God of Longevity and a crane is painted in urquoise, red, green, yellow and black overglaze enamel in the centre of the interior, and a procession of immortals on the exterior. There is an inscription and a mark on the base.
- 1573-1620 (?)
- 1912-1949 (?)
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 67 millimetres
- Diameter: 120 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription Content萬曆年製 玉棠佳器
Inscription TransliterationWanli nian zhi Yutang jiaqi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Wanli period, precious vessel for the Jade Hall
Inscription CommentEight-character inscription reading Wanli nian zhi Yutang jiaqi (Made in the Wanli period, precious vessel for the Jade Hall) in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Japan, possibly Kyoto 19thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with the Eight Immortals visiting Shoulao
Shoulao, the god of longevity is shown, in the centre of the bowl, with the Eight Immortals around the outside. The Eight Immortals are a combination of male and female historical and legendary figures, each identified by different costume and attributes. For example Zhong Liquan is recognised by his top knots and fan, and Li Tieguai has a ‘grotesque’ face, walks with a crutch and carries a gourd. On the base there is an eight-character inscription reading 萬曆年製 玉棠佳器 (Wanli nian zhi Yutang jiaqi ‘Made in the Wanli period, precious vessel for the Jade Hall’) in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1573–1620 or Republican period 1911–1949
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, flared rim, and tall, straight footring. Turquoise, red, green, yellow and black overglaze enamels. God of Longevity painted on inside centre with crane, and procession of immortals on exterior. Inscription and mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39100
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