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Title

Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Jiaqing 1796 - 1820 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain
    Dimensions
    2.8 x 13.8 cm diam.
    Credit
    Gift of David George Wilson 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    239.1997.1
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Each dish (Acc.nos. 239.1997.1 & 239.1997.2) is incised in the interior with two scaly 5 claw dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds and the exterior with alternating crane and cloud pattern. This type of design was manufactured in considerable quantities throughout the Qing dynasty and must have been widely used in the imperial household. Although the colour 'yellow, green and aubergine' combination was not mentioned in the 'Palace Regulations of the Qing Dynasty', this design could be used by the emperor, the empress dowager or the concubines of the top four ranks whom the yellow-ground colour was designated.'

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 1997.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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