12.0 x 28.9cm
This is an 18th century copy of a well-known 15th century Ming type inexplicably known as a 'dice' bowl. It is heavily potted, being one centimetre thick at the top edge. The plain interior is much abraded, suggesting that the article has been properly used as a mortar.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1977. p30
J. Hepburn Myrtle (Australia, b.1911, d.1998) (Author), Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 7, 30. cat. no. 55. See Further Information for text.
Orientations Sep 2000, Sep 2000, 101 (colour illus.). fig.9
'The Marvel of Porcelain', The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales 2003, 2003, 125 (colour illus.).
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1967 -.
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977.