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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 121 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:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39453
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