• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 380

    A GREEN-GLAZED 'DRAGON' DISH

    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)

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    A GREEN-GLAZED 'DRAGON' DISH
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    With rounded sides, the interior painted with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with two further dragons striding around the exterior in similar pursuit, all in green glaze and within blue line borders
    8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam.


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    For a similarly painted Kangxi-marked dish, also decorated in green enamel with a dragon chasing a pearl amidst clouds, but on an incised wave ground, see Chinese Porcelain: The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Part I, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 93. See, also, the similar Yongzheng-marked dish illustrated in the Catalog of the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain Ware from the Ch'ing Dynasty in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1986, p. 78, no. 43.

    Provenance

    R. Longden, London, 1967.
    A. J. Nicolitsas.