An image of 'Wucai' covered bowl with dragon and floral designs

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

'Wucai' covered bowl with dragon and floral designs

Other titles:
Covered tea bowl decorated with five clawed dragons around flaming pearls, Covered bowl with dragon and floral designs
Location
Not on display
Further information

On both the lid and the cup are two pairs of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Two of the dragons are turning their heads away from the pearl. Flaming cloud and 'lingzhi' styled clouds (representing longevity) float amongst the dragons.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Guangxu 1875–1908
Year
late 19th century-early 20th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with 'wucai' (five colour) polychrome enamel decoration
Dimensions
8.9 x 10.5 cm :
a - base; 6 x 10.5 cm
b - lid; 3.5 x 9.5 cm
Credit
Acquisition details unknown
Accession number
9953.17.a-b