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  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel on the exterior, with gilt (kinrande) lotus scrolls. Underglaze blue inside, with flower spray in the centre and diaper band at the rim. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
    • Diameter: 121 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        On the base
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • 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 A551

    Bowl with green glaze and kinrande decoration

    The bowl is painted with a flower spray inside and 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, green glaze and gilding
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, AD1522–1566


  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 147, pl. CXLVI(e) bibliographic details
    • Medley 1973 p.36, no.A551 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989 p.36, no.A551, pl. VI bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Nedzu Collection, Tokyo. PDF card: Nezu Collection, Tokyo PDF card: PDF A552. Sold at Sotheby's - 15th October 1968

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