A Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish of Dragons Chasing the Flaming Pearl
A Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish of Dragons Chasing the Flaming Pearl
A Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish of Dragons Chasing the Flaming Pearl
A Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish of Dragons Chasing the Flaming Pearl

CHINA TRADE (19th Century )

A Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish of Dragons Chasing the Flaming Pearl

1820 to 1840 China

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The dish depicts brightly coloured dragons chasing flaming pearls.


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See: China to Order, Daniel Nadler, Page 130 #131 &132 for a large bowl with the same design.


Reference: Chasing the Flaming Pearl: Discovering the Dragon in Chinese Textiles, An Exhibition, March 03, 2011 - July 17, 2011, Honolulu Museum of Art.

"In Asia, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a potent symbol of strength, good fortune and transformation—often portrayed chasing after a luminous pearl. There are traces of the importance of the “sacred pearl” of wisdom, or yang energy, in early Taoism, but it is best preserved in Buddhism as the jewel in the lotus, a jewel that grants all wishes.

The mystical flaming pearl, rendered as a small red or white sphere ringed by a fiery blaze, is often viewed as a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual essence. Dragons are depicted in seeming pursuit, reaching out to clutch at the elusive object; swirling through mists and shadows, mouth open and eyes bulging in anticipation of achieving the prize afforded by clutching the pearl, often identified as ball lightning, the sun, the moon or rolling thunder."
Dimensions
Width 14.50 inch (36.83 cm)
Depth 11.37 inch (28.88 cm)
Stock Code
NY07908
Medium
Porcelain
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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