An image of Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Wall vase of double-gourd shape with flat back

Location
Not on display
Further information

By the Wanli period, the imperial palace in Beijing was not as prescriptive about designs as it had been in the past, and there was a decrease in imperial orders as the court was distracted by more pressing political matters. Potters had to find new markets, so designs changed and new styles emerged. The literati were keen customers and would have bought works such as this wall vase with a popular figurative subject of scholars in a garden and the tripod censer in antiquarian style (Acc.no 133.2000).

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.121.

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Wanli 1573–1619
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
32.0 x 15.1 x 8.0 cm
Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
301.1988