Porcelain bowl with deep rounded sides and everted rim. There are incised five-clawed dragon in green enamel on glazed white ground on the interior, and two similar dragons against a background of incised waves on the exterior on a background of incised waves. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 85 millimetres
- Diameter: 184 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Zhengde nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Zhengde reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Zhengde mark in a double circle on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Zhende 1505-1521Room 95 label text:
Bowl with green dragons
Potters incised this bowl with a design of dragons chasing flaming pearls. This was covered in a wax resist and the dish was then dipped in clear glaze and given a high-temperature firing. The bowl was then painted with green enamel on the biscuit areas but also over the clear glaze for details such as the dragons’ whiskers and flames. The base carries a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Zhengde reign mark.
Porcelain with incised, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521
Porcelain bowl with deep rounded sides and everted rim. Incised five-clawed dragon in green enamel on glazed white ground on inside, two similar dragons on exterior on a background of incised waves. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39050
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