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Title

'Wucai' covered bowl with dragon and floral designs

late 19th century-early 20th century

Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Covered tea bowl decorated with five clawed dragons around flaming pearls
    Covered bowl with dragon and floral designs
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Guangxu 1875 - 1908 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    late 19th century-early 20th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with 'wucai' (five colour) polychrome enamel decoration
    Dimensions
    8.9 x 10.5 cm :

    a - base, 6 x 10.5 cm

    b - lid, 3.5 x 9.5 cm

    Credit
    Acquisition details unknown
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9953.17.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    On both the lid and the cup are two pairs of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Two of the dragons are turning their heads away from the pearl. Flaming cloud and 'lingzhi' styled clouds (representing longevity) float amongst the dragons.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Dragon (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jan 2012–06 May 2012

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