An image of Dish with single fish motif

Unknown Artist

Dish with single fish motif

Other titles:
Dish with moulded fish in centre enamelled orange, and with a 'hole bottom' foot
Location
Not on display
Further information

The small 'hole bottom' dish decorated with a single fish, cleverly painted in iron glaze to stimulate a goldfish colour, must have been very popular. Large numbers have been excavated at sites throughout Southeast Asia, predominately in the Philippines at sites in southern Luzon and Manila.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.137.

Place of origin
South China, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644
Year
circa 1400
late 14th century-early 15th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, unglazed fish painted with a brown iron wash, recessed 'hole-bottom' base
Dimensions
3.5 x 12.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Anthony Odillo Maher 1998
Accession number
24.1998