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
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Object reference number: RRC39614
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