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
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
7.8 x 16.0 cm
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle in loving memory of the late Miss V. (Pussy) Abernethy 1987
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Asian Collection Handbook, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Chinese Porcelain', pg. 30-41, Sydney, 1990, 36 (colour illus.).