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An image of 'Hill' censer by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

'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
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
13th century
Media category
Materials used
porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze

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.
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Accession number
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

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