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Title

Bleu de Hue dish decorated with cranes and pine trees


Artist

Export ware (Viet Nam)

China


About

A lesser known Chinese export ware is 'bleu de Hue', blue-and-white porcelain made for the Vietnamese market from the 1700s, when kings of the Le-Trinh dynasty ordered wares from China for their court. The type is named after Hue, the 19th-century capital of the last royal dynasty in Vietnam, the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Although Chinese artisans executed the painting, the Vietnamese rulers dictated the designs. Each ruler ordered ceramics of his own liking for use in his court, as well as presentation pieces to give to members of the royal families and mandarins.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.145.


Details


Other Title

Flat dish decorated with cranes and pine trees


Place where the work was made

China


Date

19th century-20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with underglaze decoration and metal rim


Dimensions

1.9 x 16.4 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

169.2002


Artist information

Export ware (Viet Nam)

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 145 (colour illus.).