13 May 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 20,000
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
A FAMILLE VERTE 'DRAGON' DISH
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The well of the dish is incised with a lively dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The cavetto is incised with a pair of striding dragons chasing further flaming pearls repeated on the exterior above a petal lappet band. The entire dish, with the exception of the base, has been applied with a cream glaze and painted in enamels with two leafy branches, one bearing peaches, the other pomegranates, outlined in brown and highlighted in tones of light and dark green, yellow, aubergine and pale blue.
9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam.
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