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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.762

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim, on a slightly tapering footrim. There are four medallions with beaded jewel strings, tassels and flower heads between in overglaze red, green and yellow enamel and gilding on the exterior. There is an inscription and a cartouche in underglaze blue on the base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1522-1566
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63 millimetres
    • Diameter: 117 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        富貴佳器
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Fugui jiaqi
      • Inscription Translation

        Fine vessel for the rich and honorable
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:

    PDF 762

    Bowl with medallions and tassles


    This bowl has an underglaze blue mark on the base which reads富貴佳器 (fugui jia qi ‘fine vessel for riches and honour’). The bowl was once gilded in the roundels and now only traces remain.


    Porcelain with underglaze blue mark, overglaze red, green and yellow enamels, with gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about, AD 1522–1566

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.27, no.66, pl.VI bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.36, no.762, colour p.20 bibliographic details
    • Scott & Kerr 1994 p.40, no.88 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.762

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim, on a slightly tapering footrim. Overglaze red, green and yellow enamels, with gilding; undecorated interior. Four medallions with beaded jewel strings, tassels and flower heads in between. Inscription and cartouche on base in underglaze blue.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and straight rim, on a slightly tapering footrim. Overglaze red, green and yellow enamels, with gilding; undecorated interior. Four medallions with beaded jewel strings, tassels and flower heads in between. Inscription and cartouche on base in underglaze blue.

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