Porcelain dish with gently curved sides and slightly eveted rim. There are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl in green overglaze enamel on a yellow enamel ground on the exterior, and an undecorated interior. There is a mark in underglaze blue on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 184 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 mark in seal script in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-1795Room 95 label text:
Dish with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl
This dish 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 six-character Qianlong reign mark in underglaze blue on the base and 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, Qianlong mark and period, AD 1736–1795
On display: G95/dc25/sh9
Porcelain saucer with gently curved sides and slightly eveted rim. Two dragons chasing a flaming pearl in green overglaze enamel on a yellow enamel ground on exterior, with undecorated interior. Mark on base in underglaze blue.
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Object reference number: RRC39077
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