26 March 2010
AN IRON-RED-DECORATED 'DRAGON' DISH
KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)
The interior painted in iron red with a leaping dragon holding a gilt shou character, with two further dragons chasing flaming pearls on the exterior
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
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A similar dish is illustrated in Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, no. 184.
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