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Title

Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain


Dimensions

2.8 x 13.8 cm diam.


Credit

Gift of David George Wilson 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

239.1997.1



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