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Title

Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Wanli 1573 - 1619 Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    32.0 x 15.1 x 8.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    301.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    By the Wanli period, the imperial palace in Beijing was not as prescriptive about designs as it had been in the past, and there was a decrease in imperial orders as the court was distracted by more pressing political matters. Potters had to find new markets, so designs changed and new styles emerged. The literati were keen customers and would have bought works such as this wall vase with a popular figurative subject of scholars in a garden and the tripod censer in antiquarian style (Acc.no 133.2000).

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.121.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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