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Title

Incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls design

1736-1795

Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Jingdezhen ware incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls designs
    Tea bowl decorated with incised dragon
    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Qianlong 1736 - 1795 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1736-1795
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with green and aubergine enamel decoration
    Dimensions
    5.6 x 10.9 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    213.1983
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

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    The exterior is decorated in medium-temperature green and aubergine lead silicate glazes applied to the biscuit (the unglazed clay) surface over an incised design of two dragons each chasing a flaming pearl amidst flames and above a wave and rock border. During the Qing dynasty, court regulations required that colour and pattern on porcelain made for table use in the court to be set according to the rank of the user. This type of green and aubergine-enamelled dragon design was for the concubines of the fourth through seventh ranks.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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