An image of Dish with single dragon

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Dish with single dragon

Location
Not on display
Further information

The decoration of five clawed dragons and the hall mark suggest that these were part of a service made for a pavilion or palace in one of the imperial precincts. Hall marks are often seen on 19th century porcelain.

The undulating surface of the glaze on the recessed base is very characteristic of the first half of the 19th century.

Hepburn Myrtle, 'Late Chinese Imperial Porcelain,' AGNSW, 1980, pg.15

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
early 19th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
4.0 x 19.8 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1983
Accession number
214.1983