Vases

Vases, 19th century
Attribution unknown
Ceramic, porcelain
RC556.3 and RC556.4
© Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Vases, 19th century

A pair of yellow Chinese vases decorated with dragons and flowers. The fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon represents good luck and power. Historically, the Chinese dragon was associated with the Emperor of China. Chinese dragons are strongly associated with water and weather and are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, or seas.

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