(China – )
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
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.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 113 (colour illus.).
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994