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Title

Tea bowl

1796-1820


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

The poem composed by Emperor Jiaqing, which runs around the outside of the bowl, dated 1797, reads:

"The best tea is given to the Emperor
While stirring it enjoy the poem in the full moonlight
Brassiere of bamboo with ceramic burner filled with hot coals
Stir hot tea with stone spoons
Boil the water and just when it bubbles with fish or crab eyes
Tea leaves heated by the water stand like flags and guns
One bowl is enough to bring happiness
You taste the Spring tea to keep warm as Spring is here, drinking the tea to avoid the still present chill."

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW June 2002.


Details


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Date

1796-1820


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with 'rouge de fer' (iron red) enamel decoration


Dimensions

5.6 x 10.9 cm


Credit

Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 1999


Location

Not on display


Accession number

116.1999


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 35. cat.no. 72