Bowl with dragons

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 2015.15.1
Type: object for daily use; pottery
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: porcelain, underglaze blue, brown paint
Dimensions: height: 6.8 cm
diameter: 13 cm
This bowl with a wide rim depicts flying dragons around a flaming sphere/gemstone. Its design is rustic, and the inside is not fully glazed: these features suggest that it was intended for everyday use. It was made by Chinese craftsmen for the Vietnamese market in the 19th century.