Porcelain dish. Decorated with incised dragon among clouds, painted with green enamel mainly on biscuit, partly over the glaze. Two similar dragons on the exterior, but with ground of incised waves. There is a mark on the base. Pair with A726.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 41 millimetres
- Diameter: 182 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Zhengde mark in a double ring on the base
Published PDF date : Ming Zhengde 1506-1521Room 95 label text:
Dish with green dragons
Potters incised this dish with a design of dragons chasing flaming pearls. This was covered in a wax resist and the dish was then dipped in clear glaze and given a high-temperature firing. The dish was then painted with green enamel on the biscuit areas but also over the clear glaze for details such as the dragons’ whiskers and flames. The base carries a six-character underglaze cobalt-blue Zhengde reign mark.
Porcelain with incised, underglaze cobalt-blue mark and green enamel
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–1521
On display: G95/dc25/sh3
Porcelain saucer dish. Decorated with incised dragon among clouds, painted with green enamel mainly on biscuit, partly over the glaze. Two similar dragons on outside, but with ground of incised waves. Mark on base. Pair with A726.
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Object reference number: RRC39633
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