National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Vase Chinese Qing Dynasty (artist)
Vase, 18th century
porcelain with overglaze enamels
overall: 21.4 x 11.8 cm (8 7/16 x 4 5/8 in.)
Harry G. Steele Collection, Gift of Grace C. Steele
1972.43.49
Not on View
From the Tour: Chinese Porcelains
Object 21 of 24

A single four-clawed dragon encircles the vase, chasing a flaming pearl. Above the foot are painted crashing waves. The painting is executed in red, orange, and metallic gold enamels, with black for the dragon's eyes.

(Text by Stephen Little, published in the NGA Systematic Catalogue: Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets)

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