Dish with dragon design, one of a pair with F1992.6

One of a pair of blue and white porcelain dishes early Kangxi period, each shallow circular saucer painted with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl in the center and with white waves and demi-florettes on blue wash grounds at the rim, the underside with ribbon-tied emblems and the base with a square seal within a double ring.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Style
Jingdezhen ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3.6 × 21 cm (1 7/16 × 8 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. John Gruber in memory of John Alexander Pope
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Dish

Keywords
China, cobalt pigment, dragon, Jingdezhen ware, porcelain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Provenance

To 1992
John Gruber, New York to 1992

From 1992
Freer Gallery of Art, given by John Gruber in 1992

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

John Gruber

Description

One of a pair of blue and white porcelain dishes early Kangxi period, each shallow circular saucer painted with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl in the center and with white waves and demi-florettes on blue wash grounds at the rim, the underside with ribbon-tied emblems and the base with a square seal within a double ring.

Inscription(s)

(From J.J. Lally appraisal, January 1992) The base with a square seal within a double ring.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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