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Title

Bowl, Pair of bowls


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The description of this class of ultra thin, glassy porcelains, 'Shining', was suggested by H.A.van Oort...[and] relates to the famous Jesuit brother and artist, Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining). The decoration on many includes a poem at the end of which are two seals in vermilion, 'shi' and 'ning'. Bowls were usually custom made in pairs, the decoration on one being an exact mirror image of the other, as in this example.
... It should also be noted that these bowls are invariably fired in the kiln set mouth down, as evidenced by the unglazed mouth rim (usually gilded) and the concave recessed base.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, p.48.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Period

Republic 1912 - 1949 → China


Date

1920s-1930s


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

'Shining' porcelain, with delicate overglaze enamel colours including blue


Dimensions

6.3 x 13.1 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

220.1983.2



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 8, 48 (illus.). cat.no. 77

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 130 (colour illus.).