Chinese Willow Pattern Dish

Episode 26,  Feb 01, 2022, 12:59 PM

For Lunar New Year 2022, Object Matters host Craig Barker is joined by art historian and art writer Dr Alex Burchmore. They discuss this 19th century Chinese Willow Pattern dish and explore how it represents a complex series of cultural interchanges and cross-pollinaion between China and England, the principal motif elements in Willow Pattern ceramics and how they a 19th century audience responded to them, as well as the extent to which such pieces offered their owners an opportunity to indulge in escapist fantasy, introducing a note of the exotic into the domestic.
Guest: Dr Alexander Burchmore, Lecturer Museums and Heritage Studies and Department of Art History, The University of Sydney. Follow @DrAlexBurchmore on Twitter.

Host: Dr Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs, Chau Chak Wing Museum and Director, Paphos Theatre Archaeological Excavations. Follow @DrCraig_B on Twitter and Instagram.

Object details: Chinese Willow Pattern Dish, 19th century, Qing dynasty. UA2012.918