An image of Pair of blue and white dishes

Unknown Artist

Pair of blue and white dishes

Location
Not on display
Further information

The decoration on this pair of dishes is almost identical: each dish is decorated in underglaze blue with a farewell scene in a landscape setting. The scene is painted skilfully in a spontaneous manner. Although one of the dishes bears a four-character mark 'Kangxi nianzhi' ('made in the Kangxi reign') at the base, their quality suggests that they are not imperial porcelains of the Kangxi (1662-1722). Rather they are provincial ware produced possibly in the Daoguang period (1821-1850), during which time Kangxi imperial porcelains were widely copied in provincial kilns. One other dish bears the character 'yu' or 'jade' which also proves the date to the Daoguang period.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, November 2006

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Guangxu 1875–1908
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain, decorated with farewell scene in underglaze blue
Dimensions
a - dish; 2.6 x 14.6 cm
b - dish; 2.6 x 14.6 cm
Credit
Gift of Zhaoxian Ding 2006
Accession number
342.2006.a-b