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Porcelain dish. Painted outside with two dragons among clouds in overglaze red enamel. There is a mark on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 44 millimetres
- Diameter: 194 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Jiajing mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Jiajing 1522-1566Room 95 label text:
Dish with two iron-red dragons
In contrast to Europe, in China dragons are traditionally considered to be auspicious. They are regarded as the controllers of the water supply and ultimately came to symbolise imperial authority. The base has a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Jiajing reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and iron- red enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Jiajing mark and period, AD 1522–1566
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Object reference number: RRC39635
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