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Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls design

Other titles:
Jingdezhen ware incised bowl with dragons chasing pearls designs, Tea bowl decorated with incised dragon
Location
Not on display
Further information

The exterior is decorated in medium-temperature green and aubergine lead silicate glazes applied to the biscuit (the unglazed clay) surface over an incised design of two dragons each chasing a flaming pearl amidst flames and above a wave and rock border. During the Qing dynasty, court regulations required that colour and pattern on porcelain made for table use in the court to be set according to the rank of the user. This type of green and aubergine-enamelled dragon design was for the concubines of the fourth through seventh ranks.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Qianlong 1736–1795
Year
1736-1795
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with green and aubergine enamel decoration
Dimensions
5.6 x 10.9 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
213.1983