The subject, style and execution of the decoration is typical of the second decade of the 20th century. The form is also indicative of a change in potting technique, the two joins of the three component parts being at the shoulder and just above the base. The 'orange skin' type surface of the glassy glaze has numerous pits and distribution of the decoration has only partly been successful in hiding these. The mark refers to a palace in Beijing rebuilt by General Yuan Shikai for his own use when elected first President of the Republic.
Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, AGNSW, 1980, pg.40.
Place where the work was made
Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
circa 1912-circa 1916
porcelain with overglaze coloured enamels and gilding
9.5 cm diam. of mouth; 30.5 x 14.2 cm
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 40 (illus.). cat.no. 62