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An image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns
Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns

Southern kilns

(China  – )

Title
Bowl with landscape painting and poem
Place of origin
Southern ChinaChina
Year
18th century-19th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and a metal band around the rim
Dimensions

3.7 x 11.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Max and Cynthia Loveday 2011
Accession number
128.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

The poem on this bowl refers to an aspect of Chinese philosophy which maintains that if one understands the meaning of something, the vehicle that led to this understanding is unimportant (eg if you truly understand music then the sound itself becomes irrelevant). This piece resembles the ‘bleu de Hue’ wares exported to Viet Nam. The French term 'bleu de Hue' (literally, 'the blue of Hue') refers to the blue and white porcelain commissioned for the Vietnamese court in Hue during the Nguyen dynasty (1802–1945). The porcelain was produced at the kilns of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011