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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.767

  • Description

    Large porcelain bowl. Decorated in red and green overglaze enamels. Inside in the centre, a red dragon against a green ground enclosed in red double circle. Outside, two red dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds on green ground. There is a mark on the base.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1435-1465
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 80 millimetres
    • Diameter: 225 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        食房
      • Inscription Transliteration

        shi fang
      • Inscription Translation

        Refectory
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Ming mid 15th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A767

    Bowl with red dragons on a green ground


    This bowl has the mark 食房 (shi fang ‘refectory’) within a double circle in iron-red on the base. It is also painted with five-clawed iron-red dragons outside on a green ground.


    Porcelain with clear glaze, red and green overglaze enamel
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
    Ming dynasty, about, AD 1435–1465

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1978 p.13, no.3 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006 p.69, no.A767 bibliographic details
    • Wilson 1998 pp 22-23, no.1 bibliographic details
    • Feng 2006a pp 34-35, no. 8 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case26/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired before 1934

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.767

Large porcelain bowl. Decorated in red and green overglaze enamels. Inside in the centre, a red dragon against a green ground enclosed in red double circle. Outside, two red dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds on green ground. Mark on base.

Large porcelain bowl. Decorated in red and green overglaze enamels. Inside in the centre, a red dragon against a green ground enclosed in red double circle. Outside, two red dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds on green ground. Mark on base.

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