The decoration of five clawed dragons and the hall mark suggest that these were part of a service made for a pavilion or palace in one of the imperial precincts. Hall marks are often seen on 19th century porcelain.
The undulating surface of the glaze on the recessed base is very characteristic of the first half of the 19th century.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain,' AGNSW, 1980, pg.15
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
early 19th century
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
4.0 x 19.8 cm
Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
J. Hepburn Myrtle, Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain, Sydney, 1980, 15 (illus.). cat.no. 11