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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3236

    A RARE LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE GROUND GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON" DISH

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

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    A RARE LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE GROUND GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON" DISH
    KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
    The thickly potted dish is finely enamelled in green with an ascending and a descending dragon pursuing flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls against a blue ground, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with two striding dragons in pursuit of pearls. The base is covered with a clear glaze.
    14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) diam., wood box


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    A nearly identical identical example is in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, exhibited in The Wonders of the Potter’s Palette: Qing Ceramics from the Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2 November 1984-6 January 1985, no. 25 (fig. 1). Another nearly identical example is in the Baur Collection, illustrated in J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. IV, 1974, no. A555. The Baur dish has additional black enamels later applied to obliterate the fifth claw on each of the dragon’s feet.

    Provenance

    A Hong Kong private collection, acquired in the 1970s


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