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Seventeenth century silver mounted Chinese porcelain bowl, Jiajing reign, Ming dynasty.
Stock Number: 1.4034
Chinese porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), base with the four-character mark “chang ming fu gui” (a long life with honours and success), c. 1560, Jiajing reign, Ming dynasty, rare European silver gilt mounts with Augsburg hallmark from c.1610/1615, silversmith Hans I. Manhart, (master and married 1582✝1640), d. of bowl 15 cm, 8 in; w. with silver 19,5 cm, 7¾ in. 1.4034
Illustrated: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, by A. Varela Santos, 2018/2019, cat. 12.
• Chinese Ceramics at the Topkapi Sarai Museum by R. Krahl, cat. 985 for a similar bowl;
• The magic of the Silversmith's trade, European silver in private collections, 1500 to 1850, by A. Gruber, Pandora editions, Antwerp 2000, p. 152 for the marks.