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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.754

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly flared rim. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among waves incised and decorated in yellow and green on-biscuit enamel on the exterior. There is an inscription on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1875-1908
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 77 millimetres
    • Diameter: 165 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        清華珍品
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Qinghua zhenping
      • Inscription Translation

        clear and beautiful precious object
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 19thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 754

    Bowl with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl


    This bowl is incised with two five-clawed dragons, shown in profile with clenched jaws, chasing flaming pearls and each other amid auspicious ruyi clouds. The base has a four-character inscription reading 清華珍品 (Qinghua zhenping ‘clear and beautiful precious object’) in underglaze cobalt-blue on the base. The inside and base is covered with a transparent glaze. It was given a second lower temperature firing after potters picked out the dragon and cloud design in green glaze on a ground of yellow. Potters working at Jingdezhen, in the Yongle reign (AD 1403–24) invented this green and yellow colour scheme and design.


    Porcelain, incised and with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green and yellow glazes
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Guangxu period, AD 1875–1908

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  • Bibliography

    • Feng 2006 p.34, no.754 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.56, no.195 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 148-149, no.64 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case25/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.754

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly flared rim. Yellow and green on-biscuit enamels, with an undecorated interior. Two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among waves incised on exterior. Inscription on base.

Porcelain bowl with rounded sides and slightly flared rim. Yellow and green on-biscuit enamels, with an undecorated interior. Two dragons chasing a flaming pearl among waves incised on exterior. Inscription on base.

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