Dragon lustre bowl with wide lip, lavender/blue exterior and pale turquoise pearlized interior. A continuous pierced golden band pattern is set at the upper and lower rim of the bowl. Two outstretched four-legged, four-clawed golden dragons with scales and curled tail stretching across nearly half of the bowl, each. The dragons have a fierce look with bulging eyes, two horns, a mane and spikes along their backs. The spikes, part of the face, horns and claws are highlighted with red glaze. 
The wide lip is decorated with a golden geometric pattern over a blue glaze. A golden husks of wheat design is arranged below. Three framed medallions depicting different Asian-inspired architecture and vegetation intersecting the band design. The bottom and the lower half of the bowl are decorated with a large intertwined four-legged, four-clawed golden dragon, which is not well defined. The outline of the dragon is done in gold over a wash of blue glaze with some red highlights.



  • Titles Bowl (Descriptive)
  • Artist Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
  • Medium bone china
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York, AFI.2869.2008
  • Object Name bowl
  • Classification Containers