An image of Dish with dragon motif

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Dish with dragon motif

Other titles:
Saucer dish with green enamel dragon, Dish with dragon design
Location
Not on display
Further information

In the centre of the plate’s interior is a five-clawed, descending dragon, its mouth closed. Three patches of swollen clouds are used to decorate the background. The exterior is decorated with two relatively simple five-clawed dragons. The bodies of the dragons are enamelled on the biscuit (the unglazed clay), with so called 'an hua' or 'secret decoration' of wave and rock patterns barely visible beneath the white glaze on the walls of the dish. This green enamelled ware with a white ground is distinctive of the Zhengde period.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

Place of origin
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China
Period
China: Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Zhengde 1506–1521
Year
1506-1521
Media
Ceramic
Medium
porcelain with green enamel decoration
Dimensions
4.2 x 18.0 cm
Credit
Purchased 1964
Accession number
EC2.1964