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Title

Yellow-ground dish decorated with dragon design

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  • 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
    Period
    Jiaqing 1796 - 1820 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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    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

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    Where the work was made

    China

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