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Title

Brush pot

early 20th century


Artist

Shiwan ware

China


About

Shiwan pottery of Guangdong province has long been recognised as an everyday art form of Southern China. Pottery has been produced at Shiwan since Neolithic times and the area was particularly prosperous in the Ming and Qing dynasties when large quantities of Shiwan ware were exported to South East Asia. The Shiwan kilns were adept at imitating such famous Chinese wares as Jun, Longquan, Cizhou and Yixing and indeed this brushpot would seem a copy of the popular Yixing type of ceramic.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, July 1982


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

early 20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware, unglazed


Dimensions

7.5 cm diam. of mouth; 9.6 x 8.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr F. Storch 1982


Location

Not on display


Accession number

221.1982


Artist information

Shiwan ware

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jacqueline Menzies, The 4 seasons, 'Decorative Arts', not paginated., Sydney, 1989, (colour illus.) not paginated.