(China – )
7.8 x 16.0 cm
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
Jackie Menzies and Edmund Capon, Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 36 (colour illus.).
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