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Title

Medallion bowl


Artists

Unknown Artist


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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.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

215.1983



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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