London, South Kensington
7 November 2008
AN IRON-RED 'DRAGON' DISH, GUANGXU MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
painted to the centre with twin scaled dragons flying amongst cloud scrolls and thunderbolts, chasing the central gilded flaming pearl, the underside of the rim with further similar dragon motifs, iron-red six-character mark to base -- 13½in. (34.2cm.) diam.
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