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Porcelain bowl with gilt silver mounts including a stepped, domed lid and tall finial, two baroque filigreed handles and a pleated foot. Underglaze blue inside with eagle perched on a rock and waves in a roundel in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 123 millimetres
- Diameter: 198 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription Content長命 富貴
Inscription TransliterationLong life, riches and honours'
Inscription CommentOn the base, an inscription 'changming fu gui' (long life, riches and honours). Hallmark on mount and lid 'IR' and inverted acorn
Published PDF date : Ming mid 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with silver gilt mount
This simple blue-and-white porcelain Jiajing period (AD 1522-66) bowl has been transformed in Europe by silversmiths. These craftsmen have added elaborate ormolu mounts as handles, foot and cover, transforming the bowl into a soup dish. The mounts are impressed with symbols including a pineapple. These are the marks of craftsmen working in Augsburg - then an independent state in Bavaria (Germany). Inside in underglaze blue is an eagle perched on a rock and waves in a roundel in the centre. The base has an inscription 長命富貴 (chang ming fu gui, 'Longlife riches and honour').
Porcelain with incised and underglaze cobalt-blue decoration, and silver-gilt mounts
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮; mounted in Germany
Ming dynasty, about 1522–66, mounts dated about 1720–80
Porcelain bowl with gilt silver mounts including a stepped, domed lid and tall finial, two baroque filigreed handles and a pleated foot. Underglaze blue inside with eagle perched on a rock and waves in a roundel in the centre. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39599
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