9 November 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' DISHES
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
Each dish is decorated to the interior with a central roundel enclosing a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl. The exteriors are painted with two further striding dragons and flaming pearls.
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam.
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PROPERTY OF A LADY ACQUIRED BEFORE 2000.
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