Jiangxi Province 江西省, Ming dynasty 明代 (1368-1644)
The dragon, the emblem of the Emperor, appears more and more frequently on ceramics in the Ming period. In China, these animals are as much at home in the water as they are in the sky.
Dish with green-glazed dragon design 龍紋盤
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Hongzhi 弘治 (1488-1505)
CB-CC-1969-145This type of “dragon service” was presumably made to order for the court.
Dish with dragon design in biscuit 龍紋盤
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Zhengde 正德 (1506-1521)CB-CC-1948-147
Bowl with dragon design in biscuit 龍紋碗
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Hongzhi 弘治 (1488-1505)CB-CC-1929-146
Zhadou vase with yellow and green glazes 黃綠彩龍紋渣斗
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Zhengde 正德 (1506-1521)
On the lower part and around the trumpet neck, two dragons swathed in clouds chase flaming pearls, symbolising wisdom.
Vase in the shape of an archaic bronze gu with dragon design in green enamel 龍紋觚
Ming dynasty, mark and reign of Jiajing 嘉靖 (1522-1566)CB-CC-1932-158