Bowl with Stylized Leaves
- Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
- second half of the 16th century
- Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze in interior and blue glaze and gold on exterior (Jingdezhen ware); English gilt silver mount, ca. 1590–1610
- Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Diam. of foot (mount): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); H. of bowl: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); H. at handles: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
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- Purchase by subscription, 1879
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Made for export, bowls with this type of decoration are often catalogued as kinrande ware after a Japanese term for fabric with gold thread. Although, as the term implies, such wares are thought to have been made primarily for Japan, examples also reached the Middle East and Europe.
Marking: Wan fu yu tong [May infinite happiness embrace all your affairs]
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. American, New York (until 1879)
Washington, DC. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries," June 23, 2007–September 16, 2007.