London, South Kensington
13 May 2016
A GROUP OF FIVE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISHES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each dish is decorated to the interior with a central roundel enclosing two dragons, one emerging from clouds above and the other from waves below, all below a band of flowers to the rim. The exteriors are decorated with a band of dragons emerging from waves. Each base is painted with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.
8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) diam.
Property from the collection of the late Hans J. Christensen (1922-1985).
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