This small dish exemplifies the persistent admiration for classic Ming porcelains. In the high point of Qing ceramic porcelain, 'copies' such as this, which in shape and design emulate the Yongle example (Acc.no. 575.1993), were of superb quality.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.114.
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
3.6 x 15.5 cm
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1992
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, The Ceramic Society of Australia, Sydney, 12 Nov 1951–24 Nov 1951
Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965
1,000 Years of Chinese Ceramics, Lindesay, Darling Point, 26 Nov 1970–29 Nov 1970
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994
Referenced in 6 publications
Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 27-28, 42 (illus.). cat.no.115, plate no. 18
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Antique Collection[?] Collector[?], Apr 1960.
J. Hepburn Myrtle, F.E.C.B., Jun 1960-Dec 1960.
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 30-31,. cat.no. 56
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 10 (colour illus.), 114 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), 1000 Years of Chinese Ceramics, Sydney, 1970. cat.no. 94