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Title

Bowl with landscape painting and poem

18th century-19th century

Artist

Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns
Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns
Alternate image of Bowl with landscape painting and poem by Southern kilns
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Southern China China
    Date
    18th century-19th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and a metal band around the rim
    Dimensions
    3.7 x 11.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Max and Cynthia Loveday 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    128.2011
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Southern kilns

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    The poem on this bowl refers to an aspect of Chinese philosophy which maintains that if one understands the meaning of something, the vehicle that led to this understanding is unimportant (eg if you truly understand music then the sound itself becomes irrelevant). This piece resembles the ‘bleu de Hue’ wares exported to Viet Nam. The French term 'bleu de Hue' (literally, 'the blue of Hue') refers to the blue and white porcelain commissioned for the Vietnamese court in Hue during the Nguyen dynasty (1802–1945). The porcelain was produced at the kilns of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011

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