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Title

Lidded jar 'in the manner of Lang Yao'

1930


Artist

Ernest Finlay

Australia

circa 1890 - 1930


About

'As mentioned previously the vase is submitted special suggestion of Mr W. H. Ifould, and I can refer you to that gentleman, and also to Mr Charles Laseron (referee for the Customs) for valuation. The piece can be described as a transmutation glaze, done directly in the manner of Lang Yao, the ancient Chinese master potter, and remarkably full of interest, displaying many phases of copper reds and a variety of reduction effects closely simulating the best Chinese pieces. The piece was designed and entirely fashioned by me at the above studio [Gika Gika Pottery, 99 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove] and fired by me in the kiln at my plant. The body and glaze formulae, as well as the firing technique, are all my own devising, and exclusively used at my pottery' Letter from Finlay, 2 March 1933 [78/1933]


Details


Date

1930


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

glazed earthenware


Dimensions

27.0h x 12.1 cm diam.


Credit

Purchased 1933


Location

Not on display


Accession number

2222


Artist information

Ernest Finlay

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards and Alisa de Torres, Australian decorative arts, Sydney, 1991, 4 (colour illus.), 10. cat.no. 27

Gregory Hill, The potteries of Brunswick, 'Doutta Galla Pottery 1908-1913', pg. 88-94, Shepparton, 2000, 94 (colour illus.).