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Title

Abode of the Immortals; Isles of the Blest censer

13th century


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

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.


Details


Other Titles

Qingbai ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)

Yingqing ware "Hill" censer (on three moulded ram's head feet)


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Date

13th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with 'qingbai' glaze


Dimensions

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.


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

250.1990.a-b


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994

  • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 113 (colour illus.).