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An image of Dish with 'ruyi' design by Jingdezhen ware
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Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Dish with 'ruyi' design
Place of origin
JingdezhenJiangxi ProvinceChina
Jiajing 1522 - 1566Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Media category
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels in the 'doucai' style

3.1 x 14.7 cm

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Judging by its quality, this small dish, with a delicately executed 'doucai' design of interlocking 'ruyi' lappets, was probably made early in the reign before standards declined as the Ming court was distracted by growing political and social problems. It is a direct copy of a Chenghua prototype.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.118.

Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 118 (colour illus.).

Julian Thompson, Orientations, 'Chinese Porcelain in the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales', pg. 96-103, Hong Kong, Sep 2000, 100 (illus.; colour illus.). fig.6 and 6a (mark)

Exhibition history (1)

Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994

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