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Collection

An image of Bowl with floral design by

China

Title
Bowl with floral design
Other titles:
Bowl with bird and floral design
Place of origin
China
Period
Guangxu 1875 - 1908Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1874-1908
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Dimensions

9.1 x 20.7 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
221.1983
Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 36 (illus.). cat.no. 54

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

Exhibition history (2)

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

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015