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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
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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