30 March 2005
A LARGE YELLOW-GLAZED INCISED DRAGON DISH
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
The interior incised with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds, within a double-line medallion below eight different flower sprays in the rounded well, with a frieze of four dragons pursuing flaming pearls on the exterior, all under a glaze of soft lemon-yellow tone
12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam.
Lady Serena James, Countess of Scarborough, St. Nicholas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
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A very similar dish with a Yongzheng mark and of the period, is illustrated by A. Eggebrecht et al., China eine Wiege der Weltkultur, Mainz, 1994, no. 268.
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