Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon DesignArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1875-1908Medium & Supportporcelain with "chicken fat yellow" glaze and overglaze green enamel paintingDimensions
2 1/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. ( 5.4 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm )Credit LineGift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard HannaLabel 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 TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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