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Large 18th C. Chinese Qing Porcelain Bowl with Dragon

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Large 18th C. Chinese Qing Porcelain Bowl with Dragon
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East Asia, China, Qing Dyasty, ca. 18th century CE. A magnificent porcelain bowl presenting a sunken central basin and walls that spread dramatically outwards to a broad, castellated rim, all supported by a discoid foot. Glazed with a blue-on-white decorative program, this elegant vessel features an elaborate depiction of a dragon in its central basin, displaying a lengthy, serpentine body enveloped in scales and supported by two muscular legs with bird-like talons. The head of the fantastical beast presents an elongated snout, sinuous whiskers, curled horns, and a striated coiffure. Lovely swirls of clouds surround the ferocious animal. A gorgeous vegetal motif of intricately painted flowers and twisting vines decorates the interior and exterior walls of the vessel and the rim. Additionally, a pretty band of blue-painted tab-shapes projects outwards midway up the pedestal, making the vessel appear as though it has two layers of petals: one here and the other at the castellated rim. Size: 15.5" in diameter x 4.625" H (39.4 cm x 11.7 cm)

The base is inscribed with a reign mark of Chinese characters in kaishu script, indicating that the vessel was made in the style of porcelain under Emperor Chenghua of the Ming Dynasty (1464 to 1487).

In China, dragons have traditionally symbolized auspicious powers involving control over rainfall, water, floods, and typhoons. Dragons are mythological symbols of good luck, strength, and power as well as the seasonal cycles and the supernatural. Dragons were displayed as a sign of physical and spiritual protection!

Provenance: private Morrison, Colorado, USA collection; ex-Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA

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#163677
Condition
Intact and excellent with impressive pigments and nice earthen deposits on base.
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Large 18th C. Chinese Qing Porcelain Bowl with Dragon

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May 06, 2021
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0005: Large 18th C. Chinese Qing Porcelain Bowl with Dragon

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Est. $2,800 - $4,200Starting Price $1,400
Art of Asia | Antiquity to Present
May 06, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Description
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East Asia, China, Qing Dyasty, ca. 18th century CE. A magnificent porcelain bowl presenting a sunken central basin and walls that spread dramatically outwards to a broad, castellated rim, all supported by a discoid foot. Glazed with a blue-on-white decorative program, this elegant vessel features an elaborate depiction of a dragon in its central basin, displaying a lengthy, serpentine body enveloped in scales and supported by two muscular legs with bird-like talons. The head of the fantastical beast presents an elongated snout, sinuous whiskers, curled horns, and a striated coiffure. Lovely swirls of clouds surround the ferocious animal. A gorgeous vegetal motif of intricately painted flowers and twisting vines decorates the interior and exterior walls of the vessel and the rim. Additionally, a pretty band of blue-painted tab-shapes projects outwards midway up the pedestal, making the vessel appear as though it has two layers of petals: one here and the other at the castellated rim. Size: 15.5" in diameter x 4.625" H (39.4 cm x 11.7 cm)

The base is inscribed with a reign mark of Chinese characters in kaishu script, indicating that the vessel was made in the style of porcelain under Emperor Chenghua of the Ming Dynasty (1464 to 1487).

In China, dragons have traditionally symbolized auspicious powers involving control over rainfall, water, floods, and typhoons. Dragons are mythological symbols of good luck, strength, and power as well as the seasonal cycles and the supernatural. Dragons were displayed as a sign of physical and spiritual protection!

Provenance: private Morrison, Colorado, USA collection; ex-Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#163677
Condition
...
Intact and excellent with impressive pigments and nice earthen deposits on base.

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