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China

Title
Medallion bowl
Place of origin
China
Period
Daoguang 1821 - 1850Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1821-1850
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with blue enamel ground
Dimensions

6.4 x 14.7 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
215.1983
Location
Not on display
Further information

Decorated on the exterior with four roundels illustrating the story of the cowherd and the spinning maiden in opaque enamels, reserved on a blue enamel 'graviata' ground; on the interior in underglaze blue illustrating the meeting of the lovers in the Milky Way.

These are generally known as ‘medallion bowls’ and were popular in the Jiajing and particularly the Daoguang periods.

Excerpt from Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Imperial Chinese Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980, pg. 17.

Bibliography (1)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 6, 17 (illus.). cat. no.15

Exhibition history (1)

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