This finely-potted incised porcelain dish is painted in a palette of aubergine, emerald green, mint green, and white enamels on a yellow ground. In the centre are two five-clawed dragons among clouds, fighting over aflaming pearl. Surrounding them in the cavetto are eight plant motifs: lotus, ?, peony, ?, prunus, camellia, chrysanthemum and ?. Outside are four further five-clawed dragons each chasing their own flaming pearl. The base bears a large six-character kangxi reign mark in a double ring in underglaze blue.

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Thing

Made Of
porcelain
Type of Thing
dish
Subject
flaming pearl, dragon, flower
Techniques
incised, glazed, painted

Place

Found In
China
Made In
Jingdezhen

Time

Acquired In
1929
Made
1662-1722
Period/Culture
Kangxi, reign, Qing dynasty

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