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Title

Altar vessel 'zun'


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

From the Qianlong period on, a separate type of monochrome ware was produced for ritual use by the emperor. These vessels were catalogued in a book called 'The illustrated regulations for the ceremonial paraphernalia of the Qing dynasty' compiled in 1759. The pieces were made in forms derived from ancient bronzes and their colour was determined by the Beijing temple they were made for, such as yellow for use in the Temple of Earth and blue for the Temple of Heaven.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.129.


Details


Other Title

Ceremonial altar vessel 'zun'


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1735-1795


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with yellow glaze


Dimensions

28.4 x 25.3 cm


Credit

Purchased 1969


Accession number

EC3.1969



Place

Where the work was made
China

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 129 (colour illus.).