(China – )
3.7 x 16.5 cm
This fine piece of porcelain was made at the Imperial kilns of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province, in the reign of Qianlong. Porcelain of this period, together with porcelain of the two earlier periods of Kangxi (1662-1722) and Yongzheng (1723-35), whether made for the enjoyment of the Court or for export, reflects a high standard of technical accomplishment that had been fostered by the renewal of Court control in the course of the reign of Kangxi.
It was during the Kangxi period also that the enthusiasm for single colour glazes developed. The monochromes of the Qing dynasty are distinguished by their quality and variety. The most typical of the monochromes are the high fired copper reds.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 1984.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 128 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), 1000 Years of Chinese Ceramics, Sydney, 1970. cat.no. 42
1000 years of Chinese ceramics, Lindesay, Darling Point, 26 Nov 1970–29 Nov 1970
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015