The history of ceramic development and fashion in China can best be studied through Jingdezhen 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 Dehua in Fujian 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 Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy, and others from the Buddhist pantheon.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', AGNSW, Sydney, 1977. pp6-7
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
late 17th century
porcelain, glazes; blanc de chine
34.4 x 16.0 x 13.9 cm
Gift of Sydney Cooper 1962
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Aug 1965–12 Sep 1965
Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Feb 1977–26 Jun 1977
Buddhist Art from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 May 1995–10 Sep 1995
Walking with gods, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Jun 2019–05 Jan 2020
Sydney Cooper, pre 1952-1962, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, loaned to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1952. Donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, June 1962.
Referenced in 3 publications
Mr V V W Fretwell, Mr L G Harrison, Ivan McMeekin and J. Hepburn Myrtle (Compilators), Chinese ceramics, Sydney, 1965, 26, 44 (illus.). cat.no. 98
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 6-7, 26. cat.no.38.
Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 40 (illus.).