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cup-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.553

  • Description

    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.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 millimetres
    • Diameter: 145 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 honourable
      • Inscription Comment

        On the base, an inscription 'fugui jiaqi' (fine vessel for the rich and honourable)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming 16th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A553

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1973 p.36, no.A553 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.37, no.A553 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.553

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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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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