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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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 77 millimetres
- Diameter: 165 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn base
Inscription TransliterationQinghua zhenping
Inscription Translationclear and beautiful precious object
Published PDF date : Qing 19thCRoom 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39086
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