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Title

Guanyin with two attendants


Artists

Unknown Artist


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


Details


Place where the work was made

Dehua Fujian Province China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain, glazes; blanc-de-chine


Dimensions

21.0 cm


Credit

Bequest of Amy Alfreda Vickery 1942


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7315



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Provenance


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


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 6-7, 26. cat.no.39. See Further Information for text.