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Title

Bleu de Hue dish decorated with cranes and pine trees

19th century-20th century

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Flat dish decorated with cranes and pine trees
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    19th century-20th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze decoration and metal rim
    Dimensions
    1.9 x 16.4 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    169.2002
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    Artist information
    Export ware (Viet Nam)

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    A lesser known Chinese export ware is 'bleu de Hue', blue-and-white porcelain made for the Vietnamese market from the 1700s, when kings of the Le-Trinh dynasty ordered wares from China for their court. The type is named after Hue, the 19th-century capital of the last royal dynasty in Vietnam, the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Although Chinese artisans executed the painting, the Vietnamese rulers dictated the designs. Each ruler ordered ceramics of his own liking for use in his court, as well as presentation pieces to give to members of the royal families and mandarins.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.145.

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    Where the work was made

    China

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