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Collection

China

Title
Censer on three feet
Place of origin
China
Period
Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China
Year
0618-0907
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
earthenware with green glaze
Dimensions

9.3 cm diam. of mouth; 9.6 x 10.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962
Accession number
EC59.1962
Location
Not on display
Further information

The sides of this jar are ornamented with horizontally grooved lines and the vessel is supported on three small shaped feet. This may well be a ceramic model of an incense-jar in bronze or other metal. Other examples are known with lids.

Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat. no. XXXVI

Bibliography (2)

Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 18, 36 (illus.). cat.no. 23, plate no. 5

Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, (illus.) not paginated. cat.no. XXXVI. See 'Further Information' for text.

Exhibition history (2)

Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965

Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983