20 - 21 March 2014
A RARE PAIR OF SMALL YELLOWISH-GREEN-ENAMELED INCISED SAUCER DISHES
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARKS IN BLACK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
Each has shallow rounded sides and is incised in the center with two dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds and flames within a double-line border which appears black under the yellow-green enamel, as do the four bunches of grapes between single-line borders on the exterior.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. (2)
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A similar dish with a Tongzhi mark is illustrated by G. Avitabile in From the Dragon's Treasure, London, 1987, p. 73, no. 99.
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