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Title

Tea bowl with carved dragons


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

The exterior of this fine bowl is incised with a pair of five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, and the interior bears a white glaze. Judging from the firing crack in the centre of the bowl, it was rejected by the imperial kiln for its imperfection. It was intended to have coloured glaze on the exterior.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Title

White body tea bowl with carved dragons


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain


Dimensions

5.6 x 11.3 cm


Credit

Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

171.2003


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Dragon (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jan 2012–06 May 2012