Dish with Dragons, Pomegranates, and Peaches

Dish with Dragons, Pomegranates, and Peaches

1662-1722

Porcelain with incised and enamel decoration, susancai ware

Diameter: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1930.313

Description

Various techniques are applied to the decoration of susancai or "plain three-color" ware. The hidden dragons are incised, over which are painted decoration of fruit and flower sprays outlined with black pigment and colored with yellow, green, turquoise, and purplish brown enamels. The ground is filled with ivory enamel over unglazed clay.

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