Antique Chinese Lidded Bowl 19th century Dragon Porcelain Straits Enamels Marked

Description

A very nice and lidded bowl with a nice scene of flowers and a frog on the bowl and a scene of dragons chasing the flaming pearl on the lid. Lid marked with an endless knot. The bowl marked with seal mark in red. Dragon The dragon is the mightiest of creatures, master of rain and water and usually good-natured. It has a prestigious place in the astrological years and serves as a symbol principally of the Emperor and therefore the top of the pyramid of animals. When shown with a phoenix it represents Emperor and Empress - the foremost married couple; with a phoenix the two together represent ‘animals and birds’ and so wildlife in general. Ancient belief ties the dragon to the bringing of life-giving rain in the form of master of the storm clouds. In appearance it is more serpent-like than the Western version and is usually portrayed among the clouds. In decorations often two dragons are playing in the clouds with a ball or large pearl symbolizing its power to bring the necessary rain. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We start an auction every week on thursday, ending the next sunday; https://www.ebay.com/str/antiquefromshangrila?LH_Auction=1 We combine shipment and have over 2200 fixed listings in store, always good to take a look if you see other items you like to save some shipping: https://www.ebay.com/usr/theceramics_and_collectibles All will be packed neat and sent track and trace and insurance. Registered airmail. Packages are always shipped on the next wednesday. If there is a specific hurry please contact us. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Condition:

Lid perfect, bowl with 1 chip/frit and 2 or fleebites to rim. Size 101x90mm DXH

Material:

Porcelain & Pottery

Century:

20th century

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