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Collection

China

Title
Vase decorated with figure of Shoulao
Place of origin
China
Period
Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
Year
1910s
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with iron red, grey and gold enamels
Dimensions

6.0 cm diam. of mouth; 19.2 x 11.7 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
219.1983
Location
Not on display
Further information

This vase depicts Shoulao the star God of Longevity carrying two of his attributes, a staff and peaches. The mark on the base of the vase refers to a palace in Beijing occupied by General Yuan Shikai from about 1912.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Imperial Chinese Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980, p.41.

Bibliography (1)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 7, 41 (illus.). cat.no. 63

Exhibition history (1)

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