London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON-RED DRAGON DISH, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
painted to the central well with an iron-red dragon persuing a flaming pearl amongst underglaze blue cloud scrolls, the underside of the rim with two dragons chasing around the exterior of the dish, Yang he tang zhi 'Hall for cultivating harmony' four character mark in black enamel within a double square to the base -- 8 1/8in. (20.7cm.) diam.
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The hall mark, Yang he tang zhi, 'Hall for cultivating harmony', was used on porcelains dating from the Yongzheng through the Jiaqing period.
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