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Title

Dish with single fish motif

circa 1400
late 14th century-early 15th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Dish with moulded fish in centre enamelled orange, and with a 'hole bottom' foot
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → 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
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    24.1998
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications