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Title

Ceramic: plaque

Description

One rectangular glazed white ceramic plaque. Obverse presents a multi-coloured design of a cicada on a spray of grasses and flowers. At upper right are two lines of writing: 機聲迭奏豐年曲 李明亮寫於昌江客邸 ('The sounds of nature take turns playing the tune of a bumper harvest year. Li Mingliang paints in the guest mansion of Changjiang'). Inscription at the top left indicates that this porcelain painting was selected as a gift for Li’s friend Ronghui during the 1930s.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

A painter from southern Anhui, Li Mingliang was a master of porcelain painting during the Republic of China period, and known for grass-and-insect painting. He was posthumously awarded the title of 'Chinese Ceramics and Porcelain Painting Master'. Part of a collection Alley gave to Canterbury Museum during Museum director Roger Duff's trip to China in 1956.

Physical Dimensions

197x126x3.04 (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.317

Usage Rights

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Period

Republic of China (1911-1949)

Citation

“Ceramic: plaque,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 19, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1124.