Chinese Dragon Art
**The Dragon Scale Binding, the traditional Chinese bookbinding technique lost more than 1000 years, is successfully reproduced by Layman Zhang Xiaozhuang after many years of devoted hard work. Layman Zhang offers his complete handwork combined with sutra, calligraphy, painting and art, the DragonScaleBinding Diamond Sutra in 32 Seal Characters, to Beijing Longquan Temple.
RARE ANTIQUE FAMILLE JAUNE DRAGON VASE Rare and antique, Chinese Famille Jaune enameled porcelain dragon vase; of well potted bottle form, depicting three-clawed green and light aubergine dragons amid swirling clouds and flaming pearls on a light yellow ground; possibly Kangxi Period; H: 16 1/4"; Provenance: Exhibited in 1994 at Treasures of China - Longwood Visual Arts
Snuff Bottle (Biyanhu) with Dragon and Flowers China, Chinese, late Qing dynasty, about 1800-1911 Tools and Equipment; bottles Porcelain with underglaze copper red, overglaze enamels, and gilt decoration Height: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Width: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) Gift of Albert G. Wassenich (35.9.190a-b) Chinese Art
Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century - The Chinese dragon is a creature that also appears in other East Asian cultures, and is sometimes called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. Depicted as a long, snake-like creature with four claws, in contrast to the Western dragon which stands on four legs and is usually portrayed as evil, it has long been a symbol of power in Chinese folklore and art.