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Title

Yellow-ground dish decorated with dragon design,


Artist

Jingdezhen ware

China


About

The centre of the dish's interior is decorated with two incised five-claw scaly dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds, and the exterior with alternating crane and cloud patterns. This type of design was manufactured in considerable quantities throughout the Qing dynasty and must have been widely used in the imperial household. According to the 'Palace Regulations of the Qing dynasty', this design on yellow-background coloured objects could be used by the emperor, the empress dowager or the concubines of the top four ranks.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012


Details


Other Titles

Yellow-ground dish decorated with green and aubergine dragons

Jingdezhen ware yellow-ground dish decorated with dragon design


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain with green and aubergine decoration


Dimensions

2.6 x 13.5 cm diam.


Credit

Gift of David George Wilson 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

239.1997.2


Artist information

Jingdezhen ware

Works in the collection

119


Place

Where the work was made
China