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Title

Bowl with design of ducks and lotus

16th century


Artist

Export ware (South East Asia market)

China


About

Typical of export blue-and-white, this bowl features a boldly drawn design of lotus and ducks. Since they are known to mate for life, pairs of mandarin ducks became a popular auspicious symbol for a happy marriage and appear frequently in the Chinese decorative repertoire.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.137.


Details


Other Title

South China bowl with duck and water weed design


Place where the work was made

Fujian Province China


Date

16th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with underglaze blue decoration


Dimensions

9.5 x 21.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr J. Knox 1981


Location

Not on display


Accession number

38.1981


Artist information

Export ware (South East Asia market)

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Fujian Province

Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Asian Art', pg. 85-103, Sydney, 1981, 91 (illus.). cat.no. 7

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 137 (colour illus.).