Dish with design of pair of dragons

Polychrome.
Bowl, shallow with plain slightly flaring rim.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: plain, faintly gray, transparent inside.
Decoration: in colored glazes, turquoise 5-claw dragons on deep blue ground with white flecks, plain inside.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 15th century
Medium
Porcelain with enamel glazes over clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3.8 × 14.8 cm (1 1/2 × 5 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1953.4a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, dragon, Jingdezhen ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Polychrome.
Bowl, shallow with plain slightly flaring rim.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: plain, faintly gray, transparent inside.
Decoration: in colored glazes, turquoise 5-claw dragons on deep blue ground with white flecks, plain inside.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 114.
  • Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt. Ming Porzellan. Stuttgart and Zurich. pl. 68.
  • Ming Porcelains in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1953. p. 29, fig. 24.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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