Porcelain dish with rounded sides, striaght rim and straight footring. There are two incised dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds in Sancai style with on-biscuit purple, green, brown and yellow enamel on the interior, and four groups of grapevines on the exterior. There is a mark in dark brown on a yellow ground on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 28 millimetres
- Diameter: 133 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 dark brown against a yellow ground 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, striaght rim and straight footring. Sancai style decoration with on-biscuit purple, green, brown and yellow enamels. Two incised dragons chasing a flaming pearl among clouds on interior; four groups of grpaevines on exterior. Dark brown mark on base on a yellow ground.
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Object reference number: RRC39109
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