EARLY QING DYNASTY CHINESE YELLOW DRAGON INCISED PORCELAIN BOWL
Chenghua mark, Probably Kangxi, late 17th / early 18th Century
Of deep round form with everted rim on a straight steep foot, incised with 2 opposing 5-toed
dragons chasing the flaming pearl, above incised stylized lotus petals, the verso with an
underglaze Chenghua (Ming Dynasty, 1465-1487) mark within concentric circles
Note: Yellow is the ancient Chinese palace favorite color. The 5-toed dragon also represents State, or
Imperial use. The emperor wore robes of the dragon, and used yellow porcelain and cutlery. Yellow was
chosen because it represents the noble, decency and meticulous in the Chinese culture.
Condition: small secure original firing flaw to the base, visible in interior image above; no chips,
hairlines or repairs
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