- Place where the work was made
- Jiaqing 1796 - 1820 → Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
- Media category
- Materials used
- porcelain with yellow glaze
29.0 x 16.5 cm
a - lid, 10.6 x 16.5 cm
b - base, 18.3 x 16.5 cm
- Purchased 1967
- South Building, lower level 1, Asian Lantern galleries
- Accession number
These ceremonial vessels, the design and decoration of which were based on bronzes of the Western Zhou dynasty, were used in the primary sacrifices on the main altars in Beijing.
This yellow 'dou' would have been made for use on the Altars of Earth and Agriculture.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980. cat.no. 4
Where the work was made
Referenced in 4 publications
Iain Clark, TAASA Review, 'Beijing's altar of earth and its ritual ceramics', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Jun 2009, 14 (colour illus.).
Melanie Eastburn, Look, 'Elemental', pp. 34-41, Sydney, Aug 2022-Sep 2022, 38 (colour illus.).
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 6, 11 (illus.). cat.no. 4 See 'Further Information' for text.
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 129 (colour illus.).
Douglas Wright, pre Oct 1967, England, purchased by Mr. Myrtle on behalf of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967.