19 March 2008
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE DRAGON SAUCER DISH
ZHI YUAN TANG ZHI FOUR-CHARACTER HALLMARK, YONGZHENG/QIANLONG PERIOD (1723-1795)
With rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior decorated with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds while two further dragons race amidst clouds on the exterior, the base with the hallmark, zhi yuan tang zhi (The Hall of Extended Remoteness), within double blue-line borders
9 3/8 in. (24 cm.) diam.
Collection of William Stratford Trevors.
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