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Porcelain dish with rounded sides and straight rim. There are two incised dragons pursuing a flaming pearl among clouds in Sancai style with on-biscuit enamel in the centre of the interior, and four fruiting grapevines on the exterior. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 29 millimetres
- Diameter: 132 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Qianlong nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Qianlong seal mark in dark brown against a yellow ground on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 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 Qianlong 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, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795
Porcelain saucer with rounded sides and straight rim. Sancai style decoration with on-biscuit enamels. Two incised dragons on interior pursuing a flaming pearl among clouds. Four fruiting grapevines on exterior. Mark on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39105
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