19 March 2008
AN IRON-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE SAUCER DISH
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Decorated on the interior with a single dragon and on the exterior with nine dragons, all executed in penciled underglaze blue and highlighted in iron-red against a background of froth-capped waves, the dragon frieze on the exterior below a narrow band of conjoined cash
6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam.
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