This vase, decorated with dragons, was produced for the court of the Qianlong Emperor. Such magnificent vases painted with imperial symbols served as honorary gifts to especially high-ranking dignitaries.
The main motif is the dragon (long) in clouds over the waves. In Chinese culture, the dragon, one of the oldest mythological symbols, is considered very auspicious.
Chinese dragon vases like this one are extremely rare.
- Material & Technique
- Porcelain, painting: underglaze cobalt blue, overglaze colours and gold
- China, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Qianlong period (1736-1795)
- Inventory number
- PO 5981