- Place where the work was made
- Tongzhi 1862 - 1874 → Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
- Media category
- Materials used
- porcelain, overglaze iron red and black
- 3.5 x 18.5 cm
- Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
- Not on display
- Accession number
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 35
Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 6 (illus.), 7.