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Title

Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl

late 19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Other Titles

Incense burner decorated with two dragons around a flaming pearl

Brush-washer


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9953.24



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