4.0 x 19.8cm
The decoration of five clawed dragons and the hall mark suggest that these were part of a service made for a pavilion or palace in one of the imperial precincts. Hall marks are often seen on 19th century porcelain.
The undulating surface of the glaze on the recessed base is very characteristic of the first half of the 19th century.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain,' AGNSW, 1980, pg.15
J. Hepburn Myrtle (Australia, b.1911, d.1998) (Author), Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 15 (illus.). cat.no. 11
Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 02 Aug 1980–21 Sep 1980.
Dragon (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 18 Jan 2012–06 May 2012.