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Title

Pair of blue and white dishes


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The decoration on this pair of dishes is almost identical: each dish is decorated in underglaze blue with a farewell scene in a landscape setting. The scene is painted skilfully in a spontaneous manner. Although one of the dishes bears a four-character mark 'Kangxi nianzhi' ('made in the Kangxi reign') at the base, their quality suggests that they are not imperial porcelains of the Kangxi (1662-1722). Rather they are provincial ware produced possibly in the Daoguang period (1821-1850), during which time Kangxi imperial porcelains were widely copied in provincial kilns. One other dish bears the character 'yu' or 'jade' which also proves the date to the Daoguang period.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, November 2006


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain, decorated with farewell scene in underglaze blue


Dimensions

a - dish; 2.6 x 14.6 cm

b - dish; 2.6 x 14.6 cm


Credit

Gift of Zhaoxian Ding 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

342.2006.a-b



Place

Where the work was made
China