8 November 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 25,000
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A PAIR OF UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISHES
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARKS IN BLACK ENAMEL AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Each dish has rounded sides, and is decorated to the interior with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds and flame scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl. A similar frieze of two dragons is on the exterior.
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam., fitted box
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A very similar single dish with a black enamel Yongzheng mark was sold in Christies New York, 19 & 20 September 2013, lot 1333.
From the collection of Dr. George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016).
The Chinese caption for this lot should read Yongzheng and not as printed in the catalogue.
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