The so-called 'qingbai' (bluish white) ware was popular with local as well as overseas markets. The prototype for this purely Chinese shape is the bronze 'boshanlu' type believed to be a representation of Penglai-shan, the mythical abode of the Daoist Immortals.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.113.
Qingbai ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)
Yingqing ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze
10.0 x 8.4 cm object with stand :
a - lid; 5.5 x 8.4 cm
b - base; 4.7 x 8.4 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 113 (colour illus.).