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A IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH
A IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH
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THE PROPERTY OF MARCHANT, EST. 1925
A IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A IRON-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The interior of the dish is decorated with an iron-red five-clawed dragon leaping amidst cresting underglaze-blue waves. The reverse is similarly enameled with nine iron-red dragons in different poses rendered against a blue wave ground, all beneath a band of flowerheads.
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
Provenance
The Songzhutang Collection.

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A similar pair of 'dragon' dishes was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, The Edward T. Chow Collection, Part One, Ming and Qing Porcelain, 25 November 1980, lot 124. Compare, also, a similar single 'dragon' dish from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which was sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2016, lot 975, and another from the Greenwald Collection, illustrated by Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 57, which was sold at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1784.

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