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Title

Bowl with floral design

1874-1908

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Bowl with bird and floral design
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Guangxu 1875 - 1908 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1874-1908
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
    Dimensions
    9.1 x 20.7 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
    Location
    Lower Asian gallery
    Accession number
    221.1983
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    A dominant force in the last 60 years of the Qing dynasty was the ruthless Empress Dowager Cixi. Her taste in porcelain is reflected in the type often referred to as 'Empress Dowager' porcelain, said to have been made specially for her use during the reign of her nephew, the Guangxu emperor (1874-1908). Porcelains richly decorated with imperial yellow and pictorial scenes of birds and flowers were popular with her, as was the use of 'European green'.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.130.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications