6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
A YELLOW AND GREEN DRAGON DISH, QIANLONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
painted to the sides of the body in green with scaled dragons chasing flaming pearls below the double black line of the rim, a curled dragon facing outwards to the centre, Qianlong underglaze blue seal mark to base -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) wide.
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