Lot n° 26
2500 - 4000
Hué blue-white porcelain bowl decorated with... - Lot 26 - Lynda Trouvé
Hué blue-white porcelain bowl decorated with a carp followed by a dragon emerging from the tumultuous waves, the lip and heel encircled by a copper alloy frame. Inspired by the myth of the Jade Emperor, the carp is, in Chinese belief, the animal that transforms into a dragon once it has crossed the three waves. This iconography is often associated with the symbolism of social ascension, or with the patron's values of courage and perseverance.
Two-character Trân Ngoan mark, i.e. "precious jewel" in underglaze blue on the base.
China for Vietnam, late 18th-early 19th century.
Height: 7.5 cm. Diameter: 15 cm.
Porcelains bearing this type of mark were mainly produced for residents of the imperial palace.
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