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China

Title
Dish
Place of origin
China
Period
Tongzhi 1862 - 1874Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1862-1874
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain, overglaze iron red and black
Dimensions

3.5 x 18.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
217.1983
Location
Not on display
Further information

Briefly the archaic script is of type called 'Large Seal Script' popular in the period of the Spring and Autumn Annals (772-481 BCE). According to the inscription it appeared on the inside rim of 'yi' vessel. The translation, very roughly is 'Tian Zhi Zhia [Tian Jijia], copied on a winter day, breathing on the frozen tip of the brush to warm it'.

Dr. Mae Anna Pang in 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980.

Bibliography (2)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 35

Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 6 (illus.), 7.

Exhibition history (2)

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

Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995