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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze red

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Julia C. Gulland

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 4

Physical description

Bowl of porcelain, one of a pair. Painted outside with two dragons pursuing sacred pearls in overglaze red on a ground of underglaze blue waves. Inside in the middle is a medallion with a single dragon, also in red on a ground of blue waves.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1723-1735 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze red

Marks and inscriptions

'da qing Yongzheng nian zhi' in underglaze blue on base
Made in the Yongzheng period of the great Qing dynasty


Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 14.6 cm

Object history note

One of a pair [632&A-1907]

Descriptive line

Bowl, porcelain painted in underglaze blue and overglaze red with dragons among waves, China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Production Note

Label, 1988


Porcelain; Glaze; Copper oxide; Cobalt oxide


Glazed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Dragon; Wave pattern; Pearl


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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