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An image of Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl by

China

Title
Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl
Other titles:
Incense burner decorated with two dragons around a flaming pearl
Brush-washer
Place of origin
China
Period
Guangxu 1875 - 1908Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
late 19th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions

10.7 x 13.2 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Acquisition details unknown
Accession number
9953.24
Location
Not on display
Further information

Two four-clawed dragons contest a flaming pearl among 'lingzhi' (implying longevity) clouds and flame clouds. The simplified net design for the dragons’ scales and the four claws for them suggest this piece was not made by the imperial kiln, and was used by lower-ranked officials.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Exhibition history (1)

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