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Title

Medallion bowl

1821-1850

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Daoguang 1821 - 1850 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1821-1850
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with blue enamel ground
    Dimensions
    6.4 x 14.7 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    215.1983
    Copyright

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    Decorated on the exterior with four roundels illustrating the story of the cowherd and the spinning maiden in opaque enamels, reserved on a blue enamel 'graviata' ground; on the interior in underglaze blue illustrating the meeting of the lovers in the Milky Way.

    These are generally known as ‘medallion bowls’ and were popular in the Jiajing and particularly the Daoguang periods.

    Excerpt from Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Imperial Chinese Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980, pg. 17.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication