Zhangzhou ware bowl with design of dragons and plants

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 16th-early 17th century
  • Geography

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Material

    Porcelain with opaque white and cobalt-blue glazes and iron and cobalt pigments and white slip under clear glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 10.4 x 40.7 cm (4 1/8 x 16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl with everted flattened rim.
    Clay: porcelain
    Glaze: opaque white, cobalt-tinted blue, and clear glazes
    Decoration: in white slip and cobalt and iron pigments, of a pair of dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds in the bottom, with two alternating plant motifs around the cavetto, and key-fret pattern on the rim.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

    Zhangzhou kilns, Fujian province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Rosalind, Sidney, and Stephen Glazer Memorial Fund for Chinese Ceramics
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