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Jug

Jug

  • Place of origin:

    Hunan (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hunan Ceramics Research Institute (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain with underglaze polychrome decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Simon Kwan

  • Museum number:

    FE.65-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 14, shelf 2

Physical description

Jug, part of a tea set, made of fine, white translucent porcelain, decorated with an underglaze pattern of a branch of fruit and leaves in black, grey, brown, pink, green and yellow.

Place of Origin

Hunan (made)

Date

1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Hunan Ceramics Research Institute (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain with underglaze polychrome decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'Hunan tao ci yan jiu suo jing zhi' stamped blue sealmark on base
Specially made by the Hunan Ceramics Research Institute

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 11 cm spout to handle

Object history note

The tea set [FE.63 to 71-1990] was first produced and hand-decorated by the Liling factory in the 1960s. In order to demonstrate that such high-quality domestic product could still be made, the Hong Kong Museum of Art commissioned the Hunan Ceramics Research Institute to produce 100 sets, and then sold them by mail-order at a cost of HK$ 980. It is reported that the order from Hunan took some years to arrive.

Descriptive line

Jug, part of a tea set, porcelain with underglaze polychrome decoration; manufactured by Hunan Ceramics Research Institute, China (Hunan province), 1989

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Guan, Shanming. Modern Chinese Ceramics from the Simon Kwan Collection 1990, P. 43

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Fruit

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

East Asia Collection

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