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Title

Bowl with landscape painting and poem


Artist

Southern kilns

China


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Southern China China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

128.2011


Artist information

Southern kilns

Works in the collection

10