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.
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
6.9 x 46.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Bequest of Laurence G. Harrison 1997
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015
Referenced in 2 publications
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.).