WELL ENAMELED PLATE WITH DESIGN OF NINE DRAGONS
高 Height : 8 cm
口 Caliber : 45 cm
底 Bottom Diameter : 28 cm
Enamel is mostly small, known as “bottle not big than fist, plate not exceed than palm”. This plate is not only large type, rich colors but also exquisite painting. Nine dragons look different, jumping and flying, making the indoor smoke transpiring and full of auspicious light, and revealing imperial style. It is said that the plate made in Qianlong Year Twenty by Tang Ying’s ten years’ effort, and first prepared to dedicate to Qianlong 50 years’ birthday, but at this time Qianlong was only forty-four years old, Tang Ying was too weak to continue, so dedicate to the emperor in advance, also as a wrap up for himself.
The enamel was made by the top class master, was the highest level of art in that era, showing the highest realm of Chinese traditional culture.