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Title

Tea bowl and cover decorated with floral motifs and a poem by Jiaqing Emperor

1796-1820

Artist

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  • 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 underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    8.4 x 10.8 cm :

    a - bowl, 5.6 x 10.8 cm

    b - cover, 3.1 x 9.9 cm

    Credit
    Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    124.2003.a-b
    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    'The main decorative theme on the exterior of bowl and cover is a poem dated 1797 composed by the Chia-ch'ing [Jiaqing] emperor. The following is a translation by Dr. S.W. Bushell, 'Oriental Ceramic Art'. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1899.

    "Finest tribute tea of the first picking
    And a bright full moon prompt a line of verse.
    A lively fire glows in a bamboo stove
    The water is boiling in the stone griddle,
    Small bubbles rise like eyes of fish or crab.
    Of rare Ch'i-chiang tea, rolled in tiny balls,
    One cup is enough to lighten the heart,
    And dissipate the early winter chill."

    Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, 1977.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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