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An image of Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Title
Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back
Place of origin
JingdezhenJiangxi ProvinceChina
Period
Wanli 1573 - 1619Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

32.0 x 15.1 x 8.0 cm

Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
301.1988
Location
Not on display
Further information

By the Wanli period, the imperial palace in Beijing was not as prescriptive about designs as it had been in the past, and there was a decrease in imperial orders as the court was distracted by more pressing political matters. Potters had to find new markets, so designs changed and new styles emerged. The literati were keen customers and would have bought works such as this wall vase with a popular figurative subject of scholars in a garden and the tripod censer in antiquarian style (Acc.no 133.2000).

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.121.

Bibliography (3)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 23. cat.no. 30

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 33 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 121 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977