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Title

Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl

late 19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Incense burner decorated with two dragons around a flaming pearl
    Brush-washer
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Guangxu 1875 - 1908 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    late 19th century
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    10.7 x 13.2 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Acquisition details unknown
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9953.24
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    Two four-clawed dragons contest a flaming pearl among 'lingzhi' (implying longevity) clouds and flame clouds. The simplified net design for the dragons’ scales and the four claws for them suggest this piece was not made by the imperial kiln, and was used by lower-ranked officials.

    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