26 March 2010,
Price realised USD 31,250
USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A PAIR OF FINELY ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISHES
SHEN DE TANG HALLMARK IN IRON RED, DAOGUANG PERIOD (1821-1850)
Decorated on the exterior with two gilt-highlighted iron-red dragons pursuing flaming pearls against a white-enamel sgraffiato wave ground, interior and base in deep turquoise enamel
6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stands, Japanese wood box (2)
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The hallmark, shen de tang zhi, may be translated, 'Made for the hall for the cultivation of virtue', a Daoguang imperial mark.
Acquired in 1973.
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