Porcelain cup-stand with flattened rim, shallow well and small central recess. Covered inside and outside with green enamel over pale celadon type glaze. Decorated in gold (kinrande) with flower and fruit sprays on the front and two phoenixes flying among clouds on the back. Plain glazed base, with inscription.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 22 millimetres
- Diameter: 145 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationFugui jiaqi
Inscription TranslationFine vessel for the rich and honourable
Inscription CommentOn the base, an inscription 'fugui jiaqi' (fine vessel for the rich and honourable)
Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Cup stand with green glaze and flower and phoenix kinrande decoration
The cup stand is covered with a bright green glaze ground and with cut out gold foil which was incised and fired at a low temperature. This decorative technique is known by the Japanese term 金襴手 (kinrande 'gold brocade style’). The gold wears away from the porcelain which is why so much of the detail is missing. This bowl is painted in underglaze blue on the base with a mark which reads富貴佳器 (fu gui jia qi ‘Fine vessel for riches and honour’).
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, green glaze and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD1522–1566
Porcelain dish with flattened rim, shallow well and small central recess. Covered inside and outside with green enamel over pale celadon type glaze. Decorated in gold (kinrande) with flower and fruit sprays on the front and two phoenixes flying among clouds on the back. Plain glazed base, with inscription.
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Object reference number: RRC39454
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