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Title

Quatrefoil dish


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

The following is a translation [of the poem] by Dr.S.W. Bushell, ‘Oriental Ceramic Art’. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1899.

"Finest tribute tea of the first picking
And a bright full moon prompt a line of verse.
A lively fire glows in a bamboo stove
The water is boiling in the stone griddle,
Small bubbles rise like eyes of fish or crab.
Of rare Ch'i-chiang tea, rolled in tiny balls,
One cup is enough to lighten the heart,
And dissipate the early winter chill."

Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, 1977, pg. 34.


Details


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with underglaze blue decoration


Dimensions

2.3 x 16.0 x 12.0 cm


Credit

Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

138.2003


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 34-35, 58 (illus.). plate 19, cat.no. 71

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 12 (illus.). cat.no. 5

Hepburn Myrtle, Hemisphere, 'Porcelain for the last Emperors', pg. 34-39, Sydney, Oct 1975, 34 (colour illus.), 35-39.