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Title

Bowl

1920s-1930s

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
    Date
    1920s-1930s
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    'Shining' porcelain, with delicate overglaze enamel colours
    Dimensions
    6.3 x 13.1 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    220.1983.1
    Copyright

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  • About

    The description of this class of ultra thin, glassy porcelains, 'Shining', was suggested by H.A.van Oort...[and] relates to the famous Jesuit brother and artist, Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining). The decoration on many includes a poem at the end of which are two seals in vermilion, 'shi' and 'ning'. Bowls were usually custom made in pairs, the decoration on one being an exact mirror image of the other, as in this example.
    ... It should also be noted that these bowls are invariably fired in the kiln set mouth down, as evidenced by the unglazed mouth rim (usually gilded) and the concave recessed base.

    Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, p.48.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications