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Title

'Wucai' covered bowl with dragon and floral designs

late 19th century-early 20th century


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

On both the lid and the cup are two pairs of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Two of the dragons are turning their heads away from the pearl. Flaming cloud and 'lingzhi' styled clouds (representing longevity) float amongst the dragons.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Titles

Covered tea bowl decorated with five clawed dragons around flaming pearls

Covered bowl with dragon and floral designs


Place where the work was made

China


Date

late 19th century-early 20th century


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with 'wucai' (five colour) polychrome enamel decoration


Dimensions

8.9 x 10.5 cm :

a - base; 6 x 10.5 cm

b - lid; 3.5 x 9.5 cm


Credit

Acquisition details unknown


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9953.17.a-b


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


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