Antique Chinese saucer dish with dragon & phoenix from the early republic #1283
- 135.00 USD
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Very beautiful saucer dish decorated with phoenix and dragon. Base with republic period mark 景镇胜利公司 (Victory company of Jingdezhen). see picture 12
Checked with UV light. Perfect condition. General wear and minor manufacturing flaws.
Diameter: 14,5 cm
Weight : 125 g
Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, the dragon and phoenix were regarded as the most sacred animals and used to be emblems of emperor and empress. The Chinese dragon is traditionally the embodiment of the concept of yang (male), and the phoenix (yin, female) was paired with the dragon. They were used as decorative signs on the buildings, clothing and other daily uses articles such as porcelain in the imperial palace to show off the emperors status as the embodiment of the dragon and son of heaven.