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Title

Bowl depicting two dragons and two flaming pearls

18th century

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Kangxi 1662 - 1722 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    18th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    7.8 x 16.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle in loving memory of the late Miss V. (Pussy) Abernethy 1987
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    462.1987
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

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    On the exterior of this fine example of imperial blue and white porcelain, two five-clawed dragons are each chasing a flaming pearl. The excellent detail of the dragons, especially their scales and claws suggests a great influence of imperial paintings on porcelain design.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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