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Pair of spitoons
Qing dynasty, Xuantong period 1909-1911

Medium
porcelain, gilt, enamel
Measurements
(a) 8.9 × 9.7 cm diameter
(b) 8.9 × 9.8 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, south-east China, China
Inscription
(a) incised and painted in red enamel on base (in Chinese characters) c.: (mark of the Empress Dowager studio)
impressed in red enamel in upper rim (in Chinese characters): (Empress Dowager studio's seal marks) (studio of grand culture) (Spring within Heaven and earth as one family)
(b) incised and painted in red enamel on base (in Chinese characters) c.: (mark of the Empress Dowager studio)
impressed in red enamel in upper rim (in Chinese characters): (Empress Dowager studio's seal marks) (studio of grand culture) (Spring within Heaven and earth as one family)
Accession Number
1218.a-b-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of John H. Connell, 1914
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Level 1, NGV International
Description
(a) Globular body with wide trumpet mouth; minah on combination wisteria/grape vine with camelias on turquoise ground; interior with combination wisteria/grape vine on turquoise ground on mouth; gilt rim. (b) Globular body with wide trumpet mouth; minah on combination wisteria/grape vine with camelias on turquoise ground; interior with combination wisteria/grape vine on turquoise ground on mouth; gilt rim. Broken at rim, enamel loss on some leaves.