An image of Bowl depicting two dragons and two flaming pearls

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Bowl depicting two dragons and two flaming pearls

Location
Not on display
Further information

On the exterior of this fine example of imperial blue and white porcelain, two five-clawed dragons are each chasing a flaming pearl. The excellent detail of the dragons, especially their scales and claws suggests a great influence of imperial paintings on porcelain design.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Kangxi 1662–1722
Year
18th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
7.8 x 16.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle in loving memory of the late Miss V. (Pussy) Abernethy 1987
Accession number
462.1987