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Small porcelain jar of globular form. There is a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amid clouds above a band of overlapping waves in underglaze blue at the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 40 millimetres
- Diameter: 48 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Jar with a five-clawed dragon
In China, dragons are traditionally believed to control the water supply. They are generally depicted among waves or clouds. Dragons are auspicious creatures.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
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Object reference number: RRC40025
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