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Title

Tablestand

1368-1644


Artist

Longquan ware

China


About

The wooden box in which this piece is stored (according to the Japanese custom), indicates that it was once in the possession of the Kyoto Zen temple of Tenryu-ji, which was ranked first among the major Zen temples in Kyoto during the Muromachi period (1392-1568). Modelled on a wooden prototype with a pair of incense holders attached, the tablestand would have been produced for the local Chinese market and have been brought back to Japan by a Zen monk. Zen monks played a significant role in the import of Chinese culture to Japan.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.210.


Details


Other Title

Desk stand with relief decoration of flowers and animals


Place where the work was made

Zhejiang Province China


Date

1368-1644


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

celadon with relief decoration


Dimensions

12.5 x 11.4 x 4.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Laurence G. Harrison 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

101.1990


Artist information

Longquan ware

Works in the collection

33


Place

Where the work was made
Zhejiang Province

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The World of Samurai Culture', Sydney, 2003, 210 (colour illus.).