Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Browse: 87 objects

Reference URL


Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

White ware bowl with two dragons

  • loan

Glossary (2)

porcelain, slip

  • porcelain

    Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.


    • currently in research collection

Objects are sometimes moved to a different location. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis. Contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular object on display, or would like to arrange an appointment to see an object in our reserve collections.


Publications online

  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The piece copies a bowl of Xuande mark and period (1426–1435), but the originals differ in material, proportions and design.

    The bowl is thinly potted, of steep conical form, slightly flared at the rim and with a straight foot. The outside is painted in white slip with two dragons and two cloud motifs among overall flames. The base is inscribed with a spurious four-character Xuande reign mark in a double ring in underglaze blue.

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum