- Other Title
- Swatow ware dish with design of two deer in centre
- Place where the work was made
- Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
- circa 1560-1580
- Media category
- Materials used
- porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
- 8.2 x 38.3 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Anthony Odillo Maher 1998
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Swatow refers to a large family of coarse provincial porcelains, often with vigorously painted decoration. They were produced in imitation of Kraak porcelains in a number of kilns not far from the port of Shantou (Swatow in Dutch records) in Guangdong province in southern China. Swatow wares are roughly made, often with grit adhering to their foot rims, while their decorations have the freedom and verve characteristic of late Ming ceramics. They have been found along international trade routes of the late 1500s and 1600s. Most typical of Swatow wares are the large dishes, decorated in blue-and-white, polychrome enamels and, less commonly, monochrome colours over a slip decoration.
'Swatow wares', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.140.
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 141 (colour illus.).
Other works by Swatow ware
Large dish with design of Chinese characters Swatow ware circa 1600 16.1998 On display – Lower Asian gallery
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