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An image of 'Hill' censer by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Title
'Hill' censer
Other titles:
Qingbai ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)
Yingqing ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)
Place of origin
JingdezhenJiangxi ProvinceChina
Period
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
Year
13th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze
Dimensions

10.0 x 8.4 cm object with stand:

a - lid; 5.5 x 8.4 cm

b - base; 4.7 x 8.4 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
250.1990.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

The so-called 'qingbai' (bluish white) ware was popular with local as well as overseas markets. The prototype for this purely Chinese shape is the bronze 'boshanlu' type believed to be a representation of Penglai-shan, the mythical abode of the Daoist Immortals.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.113.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 113 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

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