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Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon Design

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Chicken Fat Yellow Bowl with Green Dragon Design


Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

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

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.

Physical Description
A tall chicken fat yellow bowl with green dragon design on a footing.

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Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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