15 September 2016
A YELLOW AND GREEN-GLAZED 'DRAGON' DISH
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The interior is decorated with a writhing, front-faced five-clawed dragon confronted on a flaming pearl below two further dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst flower sprigs in the well, the design repeated on the exterior. The scalloped mouth rim is outlined in black.
5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam.
Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, New York.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879.
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