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Collection

An image of Tea bowl by

China

Title
Tea bowl
Other titles:
Tea bowl (with kinrande style decoration)
Place of origin
China
Period
Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
Year
mid 16th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue, overglaze enamel and gold
Dimensions

6.3 x 11.8 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1984
Accession number
63.1984
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

This bowl is decorated with 'kinrande' (gold brocade), a style of Ming Jingdezhen porcelain decorated with overglaze enamels and gold favoured by the Japanese. Another feature of this style is the 'akadama', or 'red dot pattern'. These techniques and designs were incorporated into Japanese porcelain from the late 1600s.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.226.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Tea', Sydney, 2003, 226 (colour illus.).