Antique Chinese Porcelain Vase White and Red 4 claw dragon Ming Dynasty
This rare Ming Dynasty vase, despite some kiln firing faults, has a striking design with the traditional plum shape. Its base begins with a small foot that opens up to an attractive shaped body delicately portrayed with the image of a fierce four clawed dragon in copper red; its scaled body snakes along the entire body and its head has been painstakingly painted with it sticking out its tongue and opening its jaws threateningly. The mythological beast has been surrounded by flames and currents of smoke. Broad shoulders give way to a sophisticated, slender neck ending in an elegant flared rim with rounded edges.
This antique Chinese porcelain vase with red and white 4 claw dragon, has kiln firing faults and maker fault as it seems like the neck got hit while it already dried which resulted in distorted shape in the shaft.Up close, it seems like this vase have been used with 2 different clay materials, as one batch of clay have ran out in the middle of creating the vase, and another batch of different quality was applied to finish the vase design, which resulted in difference in structure towards the neck.
Height: 47 cm
Width: 31 cm