An image of Dish

Unknown Artist

Dish

Location
Not on display
Further information

Briefly the archaic script is of type called 'Large Seal Script' popular in the period of the Spring and Autumn Annals (772-481 BCE). According to the inscription it appeared on the inside rim of 'yi' vessel. The translation, very roughly is 'Tian Zhi Zhia [Tian Jijia], copied on a winter day, breathing on the frozen tip of the brush to warm it'.

Dr. Mae Anna Pang in 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain', AGNSW, 1980.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Tongzhi 1862–1874
Year
1862-1874
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain, overglaze iron red and black
Dimensions
3.5 x 18.5 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
217.1983