10.0 x 8.4cm object with base:
part a - lid; 5.5 x 8.4cm; height x diameter
part b - base; 4.7 x 8.4cm; height x diameter
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.
'The Marvel of Porcelain', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 113 (colour illus.).
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994.