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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1739 A

    A MING GREEN AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISH

    Price Realised  

    A MING GREEN AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISH
    ZHENGDE FOUR-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-CIRCLES AND OF THE PERIOD (1506-1521)

    With rounded sides, the exterior incised with two five-clawed dragons chasing 'flaming pearls' amidst cloud scrolls, above a single incised line around the foot, picked out in brilliant emerald-green enamel on a slightly mottled and flecked yellow-ground, the interior covered with a plain white glaze
    7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) diam. box


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    Cf. a Zhengde mark dish of similar pattern in the Franks Collection in the British Museum is illustrated by Bluett, Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain, pl. VIII, no. 19; and one in the Percival David Foundation Catalogue, section 5, no. A736.

    A similar dish from the T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 May 1987, lot 260; another sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 31 March 1992, lot 558.