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Title

Bowl with floral design

1874-1908


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Bowl with bird and floral design


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.).