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Porcelain bowl with high sides. Underglaze blue with four elegant ladies watching children at play. Inside is a gentleman in an official's hat in the centre. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 61 millimetres
- Diameter: 125 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationFugui jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the rich and honourable
Inscription CommentOn the base an inscription 'fugui jia qi' (fine vessel for the rich and honourable)
Published PDF date : Ming late 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Blue-and-white bowl painted with four ladies and four children.
Chinese people regard genre scenes of children playing as auspicious, representing a wish for many sons. There are eight figures in total and in China the number eight is also auspicious. On the base is an inscription富貴佳器 (fugui jia qi ‘fine vessel for the rich and honourable’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, about AD 1580–1620
Porcelain bowl with high sides. Underglaze blue with four elegant ladies watching children at play. Inside is a gentleman in an official's hat in the centre. Inscription on base.
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