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An image of Tea bowl with carved dragons by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Title
Tea bowl with carved dragons
Other titles:
White body tea bowl with carved dragons
Place of origin
China
Period
Kangxi 1662 - 1722Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain
Dimensions

5.6 x 11.3 cm

Credit
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Accession number
171.2003
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Exhibition history (1)

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