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Title

Plate with man and attendant in a landscape setting

17th century-18th century

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Southern China China
    Date
    17th century-18th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    16.4 cm diam.
    Credit
    Gift of Max and Cynthia Loveday 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    131.2011
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Southern kilns

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This is a 17th to 18th century plate with landscape painting, most likely from southern China. The characters of the poem are out of order, but refer to searching for plum blossoms through the snow. The components of the image are stock motifs, and the poem is well known and is also used in landscape paintings. The mark on the base reads literally “play jade.”

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2011.

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