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Large porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds. Stylised cloud form in a double circle inside, with classic scrolls around the rim. There is an inscription on the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 92 millimetres
- Diameter: 212 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Ming ChenghuaRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with two dragons chasing flaming pearls
This blue-and-white porcelain bowl, made at the imperial kilns, is of the finest quality, demonstrating all the characteristics of the Chenghua era. The underglaze blue cobalt pigment is finely ground and applied in an even design with blue washes and fine detail. The glaze colour is subtle and blue-tinged, with a slight yellowish cast on the base. The porcelain itself is refined and smooth.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Ming dynasty, Chenghua mark and period, AD1465–87
Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 5th June 1934. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 15, p.20, Lot 33. £55. Bluett & Sons Exhibition: "Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain Recently Collected in China by Mr Peter Boode of The Hague".
Large porcelain bowl. Underglaze blue with wide band of two five-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls among clouds. Stylised cloud form in a double circle inside, with classic scrolls around the rim. Inscription on base.
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Object reference number: RRC39547
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