Blue Dragon Bowl

Porcelain Bowl

Dublin Core

Title

Blue Dragon Bowl

Subject

[no text]

Description

Filled with "sulphur-yellow roses" in the text (Wilde 92). This piece seems to be one of the more aesthetic pieces in Dorian's home. It seems to correspond with aestheticism's interest in Eastern art and design, blue and white porcelain, and yellow color (though the flowers are not sunflowers, the roses are a proper color for an aesthete).
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The Victoria and Albert Museum database describes the dragon bowl in the image as porcelain, "painted in underglaze blue with four panels containing alternately a dragon chasing a pearl and a phoenix among clouds; on the bottom inside a phoenix among clouds in a four-lobed medallion." This piece is perhaps a match for what Dorian's bowl would have looked like, as it matches the color criteria and was made in Jingdezhen, China.

Creator

Oscar Wilde
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Unkown maker

Source

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Victoria and Albert Museum collection: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O437808/bowl-unknown/

Publisher

Penguin Books

Date

Wilde's text/ 1891
Penguin/ 2000
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Porcelain Bowl/ early 18th century

Contributor

Hannah Phillips

Rights

Penguin Books
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Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Relation

[no text]

Format

[no text]

Language

[no text]

Type

Text and still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Citation

Oscar Wilde ----- Unkown maker, “Blue Dragon Bowl,” Objects and Interiority in Dorian Gray, accessed May 21, 2018, http://doriangrayarchiveeng578.omeka.net/items/show/7.

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