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Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon Design

Accession Number
1991/2.19

Title
Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon Design

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1875-1908

Medium & Support
porcelain with "chicken fat yellow" glaze and overglaze green enamel painting

Dimensions
2 1/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. ( 5.4 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna

Label copy
During the Qing Dynasty, when China was under Manchu rule, the color yellow was reserved for the exclusive use of the imperial family; it was found in royal architecture, decorative arts, and textiles. This bright yellow bowl, made during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor (1875–1908) depicts two dragons striding among flames and clouds in pursuit of “flaming pearls”—emblems of the sun and moon.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
bowl
dragon

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(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
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