Wide-based porcelain bowl. Decorated outside with two five-clawed dragons in underglaze blue among red enamel painted clouds. Band of key-fret below rim. Inside, three five-clawed dragons among clouds incised under glaze.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 64 millimetres
- Diameter: 157 millimetres
Inscription CommentFour-character Zhengde mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ZhengdeRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with dragon
This bowl is painted beneath the glaze with blue dragons chasing a flaming pearl and over the glaze with iron-red enamels for the clouds. It has a four-character Zhengde reign mark on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze iron-red decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Zhengde mark and period, AD 1506–21
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39614
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.