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Guanyin with two attendants


Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Dehua Fujian Province China
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Media category
    Materials used
    porcelain, glazes; blanc-de-chine
    21.0 cm
    Bequest of Amy Alfreda Vickery 1942
    Not on display
    Accession number

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  • About

    Henceforth the history of ceramic development and fashion in China can best be studied through Ching-te Chen porcelain whether intended for court, domestic or export requirements. Of course there were innumerable kilns throughout China, particularly in the south-east, the south and the north. But there were not many centres of note receiving favoured patronage and the best known was probably Te-hua in Fukien province, where the deservedly celebrated ivory coloured or white porcelain known in the West as 'blanc-de-Chine' was made. One of the specialities of these kilns was figures such as Kuan-yin, Goddess of Mercy, and others from the Buddhist pantheon.

    Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1977. pp6-7

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Amy Alfreda Vickery, 1942, Strathfield/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, bequeathed to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Sep 1942.