18 - 19 September 2014
A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The interior is decorated with a dragon leaping amidst flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, with similar striding dragons on the exterior.
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam.
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