Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl
- Other titles:
- Incense burner decorated with two dragons around a flaming pearl, Brush-washer
- Not on display
- Further information
Two four-clawed dragons contest a flaming pearl among 'lingzhi' (implying longevity) clouds and flame clouds. The simplified net design for the dragons’ scales and the four claws for them suggest this piece was not made by the imperial kiln, and was used by lower-ranked officials.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012
- Place of origin
- China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Guangxu 1875–1908
- late 19th century
- porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
- 10.7 x 13.2 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Acquisition details unknown
- Accession number