An image of Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl

Unknown Artist

Incense burner decorated with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl

Other titles:
Incense burner decorated with two dragons around a flaming pearl, Brush-washer
Location
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
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Guangxu 1875–1908
Year
late 19th century
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Dimensions
10.7 x 13.2 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Acquisition details unknown
Accession number
9953.24