• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1435

    A PAIR OF FINELY ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISHES

    SHEN DE TANG HALLMARK IN IRON RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)

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    A PAIR OF FINELY ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISHES
    SHEN DE TANG HALLMARK IN IRON RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
    Decorated on the exterior with two gilt-highlighted iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls against a white-enamel sgraffiato wave ground, interior and base in deep turquoise enamel
    6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stands, Japanese wood box (2)


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    The hallmark, shen de tang zhi, may be translated, 'Made for the hall for the cultivation of virtue', a Daoguang imperial mark.

    Provenance

    Acquired in 1973.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION