16 - 17 September 2010
A RARE VERY LARGE LIGHT BROWN-GLAZED DRAGON DISH
FOUR-CHARACTER CHU XIU GONG ZHI SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
Well potted with shallow rounded sides, the interior finely painted in light brown with a full-face dragon leaping around a flaming pearl amidst clouds, with further dragons at similar pursuit in the well and on the exterior above a petal lappet border
24¾ in. (62.8 cm.) diam.
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A dish of this rare pattern and large size, bearing the same unusual seal mark, is illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 473.
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