30 April 2001
A FINE GREEN ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISH
ENCIRCLED KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
Formed with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted mouthrim, the centre finely enamelled to depict a lively upright dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', amidst flame and cloud scrolls, encircled by a double line border, the cavetto decorated with a pair of striding dragons in similar pursuit, the exterior with a further pair of striding dragons above a band of lappets, all picked out in translucent emerald-green enamel against a pencilled outline in underglaze-blue
9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) diam.
Edward T. Chow Collection, sold in Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 155.
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Qing Porcelain: Famille Verte, Famille Rose, M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, London, 1987, p. 72, pl. 100.
Previously sold in Hong Kong, 14 November 1989, lot 278.
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