Dish with design of dragons and clouds

Dish with slightly flaring plain rim. Polychrome.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent.
Decoration: five-clawed dragons among clouds in overglaze iron red inside and out.
6-character Hsuan-te mark in underglaze blue on base.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Xuande Reign, 1426-1435
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt under clear glaze, enamel over glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3.7 × 19 cm (1 7/16 × 7 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1965.4
On View Location
Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, cloud, dragon, Jingdezhen ware, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), porcelain, WWII-era provenance, Xuande reign (1426 - 1435)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Dish with slightly flaring plain rim. Polychrome.
Clay: fine white porcelain.
Glaze: transparent.
Decoration: five-clawed dragons among clouds in overglaze iron red inside and out.
6-character Hsuan-te mark in underglaze blue on base.

Marking(s)

6-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue on base.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 113.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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