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Title

Tablestand

1368-1644

Artist

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Desk stand with relief decoration of flowers and animals
    Place where the work was made
    Zhejiang Province China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Date
    1368-1644
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    celadon with relief decoration
    Dimensions
    12.5 x 11.4 x 4.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Laurence G. Harrison 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    101.1990
    Artist information
    Longquan ware

    Works in the collection

    33

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  • About

    The wooden box in which this piece is stored (according to the Japanese custom), indicates that it was once in the possession of the Kyoto Zen temple of Tenryu-ji, which was ranked first among the major Zen temples in Kyoto during the Muromachi period (1392-1568). Modelled on a wooden prototype with a pair of incense holders attached, the tablestand would have been produced for the local Chinese market and have been brought back to Japan by a Zen monk. Zen monks played a significant role in the import of Chinese culture to Japan.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.210.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Zhejiang Province

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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