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Title

Vase of baluster shape

circa 1912-circa 1916

Artist

Unknown

China

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
    Date
    circa 1912-circa 1916
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with overglaze coloured enamels and gilding
    Dimensions
    9.5 cm diam. of mouth; 30.5 x 14.2 cm
    Credit
    Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    140.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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