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An image of Bowl depicting two dragons and two flaming pearls by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Title
Bowl depicting two dragons and two flaming pearls
Place of origin
JingdezhenJiangxi ProvinceChina
Period
Kangxi 1662 - 1722Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
18th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

7.8 x 16.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle in loving memory of the late Miss V. (Pussy) Abernethy 1987
Accession number
462.1987
Location
Not on display
Further information

On the exterior of this fine example of imperial blue and white porcelain, two five-clawed dragons are each chasing a flaming pearl. The excellent detail of the dragons, especially their scales and claws suggests a great influence of imperial paintings on porcelain design.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 36 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994

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