Ceramic: figure

Production date
1974
Description
One standing figure of Xi’er in blanc de chine porcelain. Xi'er is the heroine of the Revolutionary ballet 'The White-Haired Girl' (Bai mao nu)
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Provenance details
The Tehua kiln in the mounts of West Fukieh is not often visited by foreigners. Rewi Alley went there and received this fine piece in 1974. See "Easter Horizon" (U.K.) No 3 1975).
Alley received this figuine during a visit to the Dehua kiln in Fujian, in 1974. He gave it to Nedra and John Johnson, of Christchurch, during their visit to China in 1977, to present to Canterbury Museum. John Johnson worked for the Friends' Ambulance Unit in China 1945-1947, and also carried objects for Alley to Canterbury Museum when he returned to New Zealand at that time. The figurine was on display during the visit of the National People's Congress Delegation to Canterbury Museum's Hall of Oriental Art on 25 September, 1977, which included the Foreign Minister Ji Pengfei, and Vice-President of the PRC Ulanhu.
Measurements
Dimensions (h x w): 363 x 125mm
Depth (3-D Object): 95mm (3 3/4")
Named collection
Other Id
C1977.5
312/77
3964
Catalogue number
C1977.5
Accession number
1977.312.1

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