A rare blue and white vase with two dragons Qiulong. Kangxi
Pear-shaped, decorated in underglaze blue with two dragons Qiulong amongst clouds.
- Period :
- 4,52 in. (11,5 cm)
- Reference :
- upon request
The collection of Mrs. D., France
Chinese dragons are the commonly depicted in a snake-like form with four legs but they come in various shapes. According to an extract on various types of “long” (dragon) from Chinese ancient Chinese encyclopaedia Guan Ya, Jialong is a dragon with scales; Yinglong is a dragon with wings; Qiulong is a dragon with a horn; Chilong is a dragon with five horns. It explains the diversity in the representations of Chinese dragons.
In Chinese mythology Qiulong is a dragon associated with the sky and the clouds. He is believed to have the power to control the clouds and bring rain
Photography : Jérémie Beylard / Agence PHAR