17 - 18 September 2015
A SMALL FAMILLE ROSE AND IRON-RED DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH
GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The dish is decorated in the center in iron-red with a five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst chrysanthemum and peony scrolls in vibrant famille rose enamels, all below the gilt rim.
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) diam.
L.E. Fernandes Collection, Portugal.
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A Tongzhi period dish with an identical dragon medallion is illustrated by Qian Zhen Zong, Best Pieces of Qing Dynasty Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1994, color plate 340, p. 257.
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