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Title

'Bleu de Hue' saucer dish

1662-1722

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Kangxi 1662 - 1722 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1662-1722
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain
    Dimensions
    2.7 x 14.4 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Elisabeth M. Smith 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    292.2002
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

    119

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    The small porcelain dish is decorated on the interior in blue and white with a charming landscape with figures. A scholar is seated reclining against a rock, gazing far into the distance. His servant sits opposite him under two trees next to a jinrikisha. Two lines of poem by the renowned Tang dynasty poet Du Mu (803-852) appear on the upper left corner, and read: Stopping my cart, I sit and enjoy the maples at twilight; the red autumn leaves surpass February's flowers.' The decoration vividly demonstrates the intermingled taste of the literati and the populace.

    A four character mark in cobalt blue is seen on the bottom of the dish. The first two characters of the four character mark, 'Nuoshen zhencang', could be the name of a person or a studio or they could simply mean 'deeply'. The second two characters mean 'treasure of' or 'treasured'. The dish was a product of Jingdezhen, manufactured around the Kangxi period of the Qing dynasty.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 15 October 2002.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

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