17 - 18 September 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
The dish has shallow rounded sides that rise to a slightly flared rim. The interior is decorated with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst ruyi clouds and flames within a double line border, and the exterior is decorated with birds amidst four fruiting or flowering branches.
7 in. (17.9 cm.) diam., box and stand
Private European collection, acquired in Hong Kong, ca. 1950s.
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