London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
AN AUBERGINE-GLAZED 'DRAGON' DISH
INCISED QIANLONG SIX CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The dish is raised on a tapering foot and is modelled with shallow rounded sides and a flaring rim. The centre is incised with a frontal five-clawed dragon writhing around a flaming pearl, and on the exterior with two striding dragons chasing flaming pearls. It is covered overall in a deep purple glaze.
7½ in. (19.2 cm.) diam.
E.T. Hall Collection, no. 37.
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