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An image of Vase of baluster shape by Unknown
Alternate image of Vase of baluster shape by Unknown

Unknown

(China  – )

Title
Vase of baluster shape
Place of origin
China
Period
Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
Year
circa 1912-circa 1916
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with overglaze coloured enamels and gilding
Dimensions

9.5 cm diam. of mouth; 30.5 x 14.2 cm

Credit
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Accession number
140.2003
Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject, style and execution of the decoration is typical of the second decade of the 20th century. The form is also indicative of a change in potting technique, the two joins of the three component parts being at the shoulder and just above the base. The 'orange skin' type surface of the glassy glaze has numerous pits and distribution of the decoration has only partly been successful in hiding these. The mark refers to a palace in Beijing rebuilt by General Yuan Shikai for his own use when elected first President of the Republic.

Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, AGNSW, 1980, pg.40.

Bibliography (1)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 40 (illus.). cat.no. 62

Exhibition history (1)

Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Aug 1980–21 Sep 1980