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Title

Incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls design


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

The exterior is decorated in medium-temperature green and aubergine lead silicate glazes applied to the biscuit (the unglazed clay) surface over an incised design of two dragons each chasing a flaming pearl amidst flames and above a wave and rock border. During the Qing dynasty, court regulations required that colour and pattern on porcelain made for table use in the court to be set according to the rank of the user. This type of green and aubergine-enamelled dragon design was for the concubines of the fourth through seventh ranks.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Titles

Jingdezhen ware incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls designs

Tea bowl decorated with incised dragon


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Date

1736-1795


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with green and aubergine enamel decoration


Dimensions

5.6 x 10.9 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

213.1983


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Editor Unknown (Editor), Chinese pottery and porcelain, Sydney, 1951. cat.no. 125