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An image of Dish with dragon design by
Alternate image of Dish with dragon design by

China

Title
Dish with dragon design
Other titles:
Dish
Dish with red-enamelled dragon design
Place of origin
China
Period
Guangxu 1875 - 1908Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain decorated in overglaze red enamel
Dimensions

3.7 x 18.2 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
218.1983
Location
Not on display
Further information

In the centre of the dish's interior are two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl painted in gold amongst flame clouds and ruyi (literally, 'as you wish') clouds. On the exterior, two pacing dragons also chase a flaming pearl among the clouds.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Bibliography (2)

J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 7, 32 (illus.). cat.no. 45

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Newtown, Mar 2012, 48 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Aug 1980–21 Sep 1980

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