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Title

Dish with dragon motif

1506-1521

Artist

  • Details

    Other Titles
    Saucer dish with green enamel dragon
    Dish with dragon design
    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Zhengde 1506 - 1521 Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Date
    1506-1521
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with green enamel decoration
    Dimensions
    4.2 x 18.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1964
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    EC2.1964
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

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    In the centre of the plate’s interior is a five-clawed, descending dragon, its mouth closed. Three patches of swollen clouds are used to decorate the background. The exterior is decorated with two relatively simple five-clawed dragons. The bodies of the dragons are enamelled on the biscuit (the unglazed clay), with so called 'an hua' or 'secret decoration' of wave and rock patterns barely visible beneath the white glaze on the walls of the dish. This green enamelled ware with a white ground is distinctive of the Zhengde period.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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