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Porcelain dish. Incised inside with a pair of dragons, one painted in green and the other in aubergine purple against a deep yellow ground directly on the biscuit. Fruiting vine painted around the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 26 millimetres
- Diameter: 132 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription CommentSix-character Tongzhi mark in dark brown against a yellow ground.
Published PDF date : Qing Tongzhi 1862-1874Room 95 label text:
Dish with dragons chasing flaming pearls
In contrast to Europe, in China dragons are traditionally considered to be auspicious. They are regarded as the controllers of the water supply and ultimately came to symbolise imperial authority. The base has a six-character brown Tongzhi reign mark
Porcelain with incised decoration and on-the-biscuit yellow, aubergine, brown and green
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Tongzhi mark and period, AD 1862–1874
Margaret Medley 1978 records: Purchased in 1966. PDF card: Acquired in 1966 from Bluett & Son for £22.
Porcelain saucer. Incised inside with a pair of dragons, one painted in green and the other in aubergine purple against an orange-yellow ground directly on the biscuit. Fruiting vine painted around the outside.
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Object reference number: RRC39974
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