Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. There are two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds in underglaze blue on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 39 millimetres
- Diameter: 165 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming Chenghua nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Dish with dragons
Potters achieved a new purity of porcelain clay and a new delicacy in vessel shapes at the imperial kilns in the Chenghua era. Improvements were made in the preparation of the cobalt so that the underglaze blue designs appear more even than in earlier periods. Outside this dish is painted with two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls. The base carries a Chenghua reign mark in a double ring.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–87
Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a slightly everted rim. Decorated in underglaze blue. Two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amid clouds on exterior. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC38966
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