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Title

Dish with dragon motif


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

In the centre of the plate’s interior is a five-clawed, descending dragon, its mouth closed. Three patches of swollen clouds are used to decorate the background. The exterior is decorated with two relatively simple five-clawed dragons. The bodies of the dragons are enamelled on the biscuit (the unglazed clay), with so called 'an hua' or 'secret decoration' of wave and rock patterns barely visible beneath the white glaze on the walls of the dish. This green enamelled ware with a white ground is distinctive of the Zhengde period.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Titles

Saucer dish with green enamel dragon

Dish with dragon design


Place where the work was made

Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China


Date

1506-1521


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with green enamel decoration


Dimensions

4.2 x 18.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1964


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC2.1964


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
Jingdezhen

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, Sydney, 1977, 8, 22. cat.no. 22. See Further Information for text.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 120 (colour illus.).