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Title

Figure of Guanyin


Artist

Dehua ware

China


About

The history of ceramic development and fashion in China can best be studied through Jingdezhen porcelain whether intended for court, domestic or export requirements. Of course there were innumerable kilns throughout China, particularly in the south-east, the south and the north. But there were not many centres of note receiving favoured patronage and the best known was probably Dehua in Fujian province, where the deservedly celebrated ivory coloured or white porcelain known in the West as 'blanc-de-Chine' was made. One of the specialities of these kilns was figures such as Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, and others from the Buddhist pantheon.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', AGNSW, Sydney, 1977. pp6-7


Details


Place where the work was made

Fujian Province China


Date

late 17th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

blanc-de-chine porcelain


Dimensions

34.4 x 16.0 x 13.9 cm


Credit

Gift of Sydney Cooper 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC79.1962


Artist information

Dehua ware

Works in the collection

8


Place

Where the work was made
Fujian Province

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 26, 44 (illus.). cat.no. 98

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 6-7, 26. cat.no.38. See Further Information for text.

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 40 (illus.).