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Porcelain dish with everted rim. The dish has a white body covered with a blue toned glaze. There is an underglaze slip 'anhua' design of dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 39 millimetres
- Diameter: 192 millimetres
Published PDF date : Ming 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:
Dish with dragon chasing pearl
Some of the finest white porcelains were made during the Yongle emperor’s reign. Craftsmen added an 暗花 (anhua ‘secret or hidden decoration’) of raised slip, showing two five-clawed dragons chasing each other and their flaming pearls inside. This pattern is only visible when held to the light.
Porcelain with anhua decoration and transparent glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD 1403-1424
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Object reference number: RRC38845
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