29 March 2006
A PAIR OF DOUCAI DRAGON DISHES
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Each decoarted in the interior with an iron-red dragon leaping amidst clouds below four fish swimming atop a band of waves, with a band of further green waves on the exterior
6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam., wood stands (2)
Frank Caro, New York, February 1966.
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A pair of doucai dishes of this design and approximate size, but bearing apocryphal Chenghua marks and dated to the Kangxi period, was included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. exhibition, Ch'ing Polychrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1977, no. 52.
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