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Title

Pair of blue and white dishes

Artists

Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Pair of blue and white dishes by
Alternate image of Pair of blue and white dishes by
Alternate image of Pair of blue and white dishes by
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Guangxu 1875 - 1908 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain, decorated with farewell scene in underglaze blue
    Dimensions

    a - dish, 2.6 x 14.6 cm

    b - dish, 2.6 x 14.6 cm

    Credit
    Gift of Zhaoxian Ding 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    342.2006.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    The decoration on this pair of dishes is almost identical: each dish is decorated in underglaze blue with a farewell scene in a landscape setting. The scene is painted skilfully in a spontaneous manner. Although one of the dishes bears a four-character mark 'Kangxi nianzhi' ('made in the Kangxi reign') at the base, their quality suggests that they are not imperial porcelains of the Kangxi (1662-1722). Rather they are provincial ware produced possibly in the Daoguang period (1821-1850), during which time Kangxi imperial porcelains were widely copied in provincial kilns. One other dish bears the character 'yu' or 'jade' which also proves the date to the Daoguang period.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, November 2006

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China