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An image of Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons by
Alternate image of Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons by

China

Title
Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons
Place of origin
China
Period
Jiaqing 1796 - 1820Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain
Dimensions

2.8 x 13.8 cm diam.

Credit
Gift of David George Wilson 1997
Accession number
239.1997.1
Location
Not on display
Further information

Each dish (Acc.nos. 239.1997.1 & 239.1997.2) is incised in the interior with two scaly 5 claw dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds and the exterior with alternating crane and cloud pattern. This type of design was manufactured in considerable quantities throughout the Qing dynasty and must have been widely used in the imperial household. Although the colour 'yellow, green and aubergine' combination was not mentioned in the 'Palace Regulations of the Qing Dynasty', this design could be used by the emperor, the empress dowager or the concubines of the top four ranks whom the yellow-ground colour was designated.'

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1997.

Exhibition history (1)

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