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Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel on the exterior, with traces of gilt (kinrande) floral scroll design. Underglaze blue on the interior, with three sages on a terrace in the centre and a diaper band around the rim. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 73 millimetres
- Diameter: 215 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the base
Inscription TransliterationAiyu zhizao
Inscription TranslationMade in the 'yichou' year of Jiajing [AD 1565] by Aiyu as an act of service
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Bowl with three immortals and kinrande decoration
This bowl is painted with three immortals inside. It 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. The base carries an underglaze blue mark which reads效嘉靖乙丑愛愚置造 (xiao Jiajing yichou Aiyu zhizao ‘made in the yichou year of Jiajing [AD 1565] by Aiyu as an act of service’)
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue, green glaze and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, dated equivalent to AD1565
Porcelain bowl. Covered in green enamel on the outside, with traces of gilt (kinrande) floral scroll design. Underglaze blue on the inside, with three sages on a terrace in the centre and a diaper band around the rim. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39452
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