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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.796

  • Description

    Porcelain dish. Painted with red dragons chasing pearls on green overglaze enamelled ground. Inside double circle in centre, one dragon and two dragons in cavetto. Two further dragons outside. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 47 millimetres
    • Diameter: 218 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Kangxi mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF A796

    Dish with dragons


    This dish is decorated with deep-red dragons on an emerald green ground. The base carries a Kangxi reign mark.


    Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, red and green enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 221 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1978 p.45, no.142 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.76, no.A796 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.796

Porcelain saucer dish. Painted with red dragons chasing pearls on green overglaze enamelled ground. Inside double circle in centre, one dragon and two dragons in cavetto. Two further dragons outside. Mark on base.

Porcelain saucer dish. Painted with red dragons chasing pearls on green overglaze enamelled ground. Inside double circle in centre, one dragon and two dragons in cavetto. Two further dragons outside. Mark on base.

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