15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTION
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISH
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
The interior of the dish is decorated in the center with two confronted, five-clawed dragons leaping amidst flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl below two pairs of further dragons at a similar pursuit in the well. The exterior is decorated with a band of lotus scroll.
15 ¼ in. (38.3 cm.) diam.
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An almost identical Wanli-marked dish from the Alfred E. Guntermann Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 18-19 September 2014, lot 847.
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