Small porcelain bowl with straight sides. Wide band of pierced openwork around sides, with four inset underglaze blue roundels containing a flying phoenix. At the top of the openwork band are four small roundels with pierced characters. Band of scrolling flowers below rim and above foot. Inscription on unglazed base. A pair with B621.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 53 millimetres
- Diameter: 88 millimetres
Inscription Transliterationfu shou kang ning
Inscription Translationgood fortune and health be with you.
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Wanli nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming dynasty Wanli reign
Published PDF date : Ming Wanli 1573-1620Room 95 label text:
Bowl with pierced openwork
This small porcelain bowl has four roundels framing flying phoenix with openwork and characters. The characters read 福壽康寧 (fu shou kang ning 'good fortune and health be with you'). The base carries a Wanli reign mark in underglaze blue.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and pierced openwork decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period, AD 1573–1620
15 June 2010
Metal rim on foot ring is loose
The foot ring is wrapped in a metal 'sheath'. The metal is blackened, probably silver. There are occasional dents and breaks in the metal. It is loose on the ceramic but will not easily become detached.
Used HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) applied to the inner rim of the metal to reattach it to the ceramic base. Used Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) applied on a sable brush to thin and clean away the excess adhesive. Very lightly wiped over the metal with a soft cloth base to clean it but made no attempt to remove the tarnish.
Medley 1976 records: From the Hippisley Collection. PDF card: Hippisley Collection
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Object reference number: RRC39891
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