14 May 2013
AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' DISH
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The interior is decorated in yellow enamel on an underglaze-blue ground with a central medallion of a dragon leaping amidst clouds and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl. The cavetto is similarly decorated with a pair of striding dragons which are repeated on the exterior above a band of petal lappets.
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam.
Acquired in Belgium in the 1970s.
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