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Title

Dish with single fish motif

circa 1400
late 14th century-early 15th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The small 'hole bottom' dish decorated with a single fish, cleverly painted in iron glaze to stimulate a goldfish colour, must have been very popular. Large numbers have been excavated at sites throughout Southeast Asia, predominately in the Philippines at sites in southern Luzon and Manila.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.137.


Details


Other Title

Dish with moulded fish in centre enamelled orange, and with a 'hole bottom' foot


Place where the work was made

China


Dates

circa 1400
late 14th century-early 15th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, unglazed fish painted with a brown iron wash, recessed 'hole-bottom' base


Dimensions

3.5 x 12.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Anthony Odillo Maher 1998


Accession number

24.1998



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Roxanna M Brown and Adrian Joseph (Editors), South-East Asian and Chinese Trade Pottery, Hong Kong, 1979. In this publication a work of similar style is illustrated, pg. 47, 50 (illus.), cat. no. 56.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Export Ceramics', Sydney, 2003, 137 (colour illus.).