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Title

Dish

1862-1874

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Tongzhi 1862 - 1874 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1862-1874
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain, overglaze iron red and black
    Dimensions
    3.5 x 18.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    217.1983
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Briefly the archaic script is of type called 'Large Seal Script' popular in the period of the Spring and Autumn Annals (772-481 BCE). According to the inscription it appeared on the inside rim of 'yi' vessel. The translation, very roughly is 'Tian Zhi Zhia [Tian Jijia], copied on a winter day, breathing on the frozen tip of the brush to warm it'.

    Dr. Mae Anna Pang in 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications