The combination of yellow, green and aubergine enamels originated in the Ming Dynasty and enjoyed great popularity in the Kangxi period. Featuring two dragons pursuing a flaming pearl, this pair of dishes compares closely with a dish of the same period in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, except that the latter has fruit designs on the walls of the piece.

Porcelain with decoration in overglaze-enamels
5 3/16 × 1 1/16 in. (13.2 × 2.7 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Glaze, Pattern and Image: Decoration in Chinese Ceramics, Sept. 7 - Nov. 19, 2002.

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