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Title

Tea bowl

1796-1820

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Jiaqing 1796 - 1820 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1796-1820
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with 'rouge de fer' (iron red) enamel decoration
    Dimensions
    5.6 x 10.9 cm
    Credit
    Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 1999
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    116.1999
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The poem composed by Emperor Jiaqing, which runs around the outside of the bowl, dated 1797, reads:

    "The best tea is given to the Emperor
    While stirring it enjoy the poem in the full moonlight
    Brassiere of bamboo with ceramic burner filled with hot coals
    Stir hot tea with stone spoons
    Boil the water and just when it bubbles with fish or crab eyes
    Tea leaves heated by the water stand like flags and guns
    One bowl is enough to bring happiness
    You taste the Spring tea to keep warm as Spring is here, drinking the tea to avoid the still present chill."

    Asian Art Dept.
    AGNSW June 2002.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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