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Title

Dish with dragon design


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

In the centre of the dish's interior are two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl painted in gold amongst flame clouds and ruyi (literally, 'as you wish') clouds. On the exterior, two pacing dragons also chase a flaming pearl among the clouds.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


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Dish

Dish with red-enamelled dragon design


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain decorated in overglaze red enamel


Dimensions

3.7 x 18.2 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983


Location

Not on display


Accession number

218.1983



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 7, 32 (illus.). cat.no. 45

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Mar 2012, 48 (colour illus.).