This bowl is decorated with 'kinrande' (gold brocade), a style of Ming Jingdezhen porcelain decorated with overglaze enamels and gold favoured by the Japanese. Another feature of this style is the 'akadama', or 'red dot pattern'. These techniques and designs were incorporated into Japanese porcelain from the late 1600s.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.226.
Tea bowl (with kinrande style decoration)
Place where the work was made
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
mid 16th century
porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze enamel and gold
6.3 x 11.8 cm
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1984
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tea', Sydney, 2003, 226 (colour illus.).