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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and a straight rim. There are dragons and pearls incised in Sancai style on-biscuit purple, brown and green enamel in the centre of the interior, flower sprays in the cavetto, and dragons and fungus incised on the exterior. There is a mark in brown on the base. One of a pair with PDF787.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 29 millimetres
- Diameter: 115 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Kangxi mark in brown in a double circle on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Dish with dragons chasing flaming pearls
In contrast to Europe, 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. The base has a six-character Kangxi reign mark.
Porcelain with incised decoration and on-the-biscuit yellow, aubergine, brown and green
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722
Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and a straight rim. Sancai style decoration with on-biscuit purple, brown and green enamels. Dragons and pearls incised on insied centre, with flower sprays in the cavetto; incised dragons and fungus on exterior. Mark on base in brown. One of a pait with PDF788.
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Object reference number: RRC39120
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