(China – )
6.9 x 46.5 cm
The word 'celadon', still in popular usage, was introduced by a 19th-century French collector after a character in a 17th-century French play whose costume was a similar green in colour. The word does not occur in Chinese scholarship, where 'greenwares' is the preferred term.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.108.
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 16, 40 (illus.). cat.no. 4, plate no. 1
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Early Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 108 (colour illus.).
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977