Porcelain square water-pot. The water-pot has cream-white crazed glaze. There is incised decoration of dragons in scrolls around the sides.
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Width: 71 millimetres
- Depth: 69 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Square water pot with incised dragons
This square water pot is incised with a design of dragons. In contrast to the West, in China dragons are traditionally considered to be auspicious. They are regarded as the controllers of the water supply and ultimately came to symbolise imperial authority.
Underfired porcelain, incised and with transparent glaze
Zhangzhou ware 漳州窯
Zhangzhou, Fujian province 福建省, 漳州
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC38827
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