9.1 x 20.7cm
A dominant force in the last 60 years of the Qing dynasty was the ruthless Empress Dowager Cixi. Her taste in porcelain is reflected in the type often referred to as 'Empress Dowager' porcelain, said to have been made specially for her use during the reign of her nephew, the Guangxu emperor (1874-1908). Porcelains richly decorated with imperial yellow and pictorial scenes of birds and flowers were popular with her, as was the use of 'European green'.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.130.
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain 1980, Sydney, 1980, 36 (illus.). cat.no. 54
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Domain, 2003, 130 (colour illus.).
Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Aug 1980–21 Sep 1980