A Chinese Blue and Iron Red “Nine Dragon” Porcelain Charger
A Large Chinese Blue and Iron Red “Nine Dragon” Porcelain Charger
Painted with a Red dragon overglaze against blue waves (underglaze) within a white band with four additional red dragons amidst clouds, the rim decorated with waves, the exterior with similar decoration.
Six Character Mark to Base:
Emperor Yongzheng 1723-35
Chinese, 20th Century
Height 9cm. Width 52cm
Depicting the apparitions of Dragons soaring through mists and whirlpools, the painting refers to the dynamic forces of nature in daoism The depicted dragons are associated with nine sons of the Dragon King while the number nine itself is considered auspicious in Chinese Astrology and folk beliefs.
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